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Title: Guidelines for managing conscientious objection to blood transfusion
Authors: Ohto, Hitoshi
Yonemura, Yuji
Takeda, Junzo
Inada, Eiichi
Hanada, Ryoji
Hayakawa, Satoshi
Miyano, Takeshi
Kai, Katsunori
Iwashi, Waichiro
Muto, Kaori
Asai, Fumikazu
Affiliation: 輸血・移植免疫部
Source title: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 221
End page: 228
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Abstract: Parents sometimes deny their children blood transfusion because of their religious beliefs. The Japanese Joint Committee on the Refusal of Blood Transfusion on Religious Grounds asserts that the health and life of every child under 15 years of age should be guarded by the collective efforts of health, welfare and advocacy institutions when a parent or guardian seeks to withhold transfusion therapy. Patients 18 years or older should receive treatment without transfusion after signing and submitting a "Certificate of Refusal Blood Transfusion and Exemption from Liability". For a patient younger than 18, but 15 years or older, essential transfusion can be performed if the patient or at least one guardian consents. Without patient or guardians consent, guidelines for patients 18 years or older shall apply. Healthcare providers should offer the best possible care that is consistent with a patient’s age and competency.
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/17
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/17/1/TransfusMedRev23_221.pdf
ISSN: 0887-7963
1532-9496
DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2009.03.004
PubMed ID: 19539876
Other version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmrv.2009.03.004
Rights: © 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc
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