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Blood transfusion alternative treatments without the risks of blood transfusions

Blood transfusion alternative treatments: why?

Because of the risks of blood transfusion you may be interested in blood transfusion alternative treatments. The Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal (January 1975, p. 12) stated: “The risks of blood transfusion are the advantages of plasma substitutes: avoidance of bacterial or viral infection, transfusion reactions and Rh sensitization.”

Other reasons for blood transfusion alternative treatments

Maybe you are interested in Blood transfusion alternative treatments because of the risks of blood transfusions. But there are more reasons to abstain from blood and blood transfusions. In the Bible (the Bible is a book from God) Jehovah God (Jehovah is the name of God according to the Bible) commands us to keep abstaining from blood (The Bible, Acts 15:28-29; please read also other Bible Scriptures about blood: for example Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:10, 14; Acts 15:19-20). This is why many people don't want blood transfusions. But accept blood transfusion alternative treatments. Instead of blood transfusions.

Examples for blood transfusion alternative treatments

One simple alternative treatment to blood transfusions is saline solution, Ringer solution or dextran. Saline solution, Ringer solution and dextran are plasma volume expanders. And these are available in nearly all modern hospitals. There are many other alternatives for blood transfusions. Normally the combination of such blood transfusion alternatives is the best solution. When a patient don't want blood transfusions because of the risks of blood transfusions and/or because the Bible commands it.

Does a patient without blood transfusion benefit from better medical treatment?

In the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (June 1, 1968, p. 395) a doctor were writing: “There is no doubt that the situation where you [the surgeon] are operating without the possibility of transfusion tends to improve your surgery. You are a little bit more aggressive in clamping every bleeding vessel."

Can all types of surgery be performed successfully without blood and with blood transfusion alternatives?

In the New York State Journal of Medicine (October 15, 1972, p. 2527), Dr. Philip Roen were writing: “We have not hesitated to perform any and all indicated surgical procedures in the face of proscribed blood replacement.”

Results with blood transfusion alternative treatments

Millions of Jehovah's Witnesses obey the commandments of the Bible to keep abstaining from blood" and don't use blood transfusions. But Jehovah's Witnesses use blood transfusion alternative treatments. What are the results?

“We became so impressed with the results [from using nonblood plasma expanders] on the Jehovah‘s Witnesses that we started using the procedure on all our heart patients.” (Dr. Denton Cooley, at the Texas Heart Institute, in the San Diego Union, December 27, 1970, p. A-10)

“‘Bloodless’ open-heart surgery, originally developed for adult members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses … now has been safely adapted for use in delicate cardiac procedures in infants and children.” (Cardiovascular News, February 1984, p. 5)

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