As a Jehovah's Witness as well as a RN, I am sure I could be of help to you in
First of all, you may not be aware that JW's have the conscience choice to take blood fractions. They also may consent to hemodilution. I have many different articles published by the Soceity of Jehovah's Witnesses on why Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept blood and what they will and won't accept.
The Society has also an information website that you can obtain information on our stand and medical videos that explain alternatives to blood transfusions, interviews from non-Jehovah's Witness medical professionals and examples of their cases who have accepted medical alternatives.
You can get in contact with the Society through the number they have provided for medical professionals on their website which is:
Hospital Information Services at 718-560-4300.
They will supply you with any information over the phone or by mail that you may need.
example: Videos, brochures, etc..
It is not my intention to push our belief system on you, but only to provide an accurate understanding of Jehovah's Witnesses non-blood stand.
I hope this provides you with everything you need.
If you would like to discuss this issue with me further or get my feedback I will check the message board.
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I am pursuing my BSN. As part of my current class I am researching the difficulties of caring for patients with the Jehovah's witness' beliefs. If anyone has an experience that he/she can share with me about your personal feelings in caring for a Jehovah's witness, I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to the discussion board and look forward to hearing from you.