Hey! Last week I circulated with another nurse (I am still on orientation). We had a patient who was a Jehovah's Witness, so along with a signed surgical consent there was a signed refusal for blood. I was told to have 2 units of PRBCs on hand in the fridge by the surgeon. I pointed out to my co-circulator that the patient was a Jehovah's Witness and had a signed blood refusal and showed it to him. I asked him if we should show it to the surgeon as a reminder. He said not to show it and told me to have them brought up anyway because when the patient is on the table it falls to the surgeon to make the call between saving a life and letting the patient bleed out. I thought that this was wrong but did what I was told and had the blood sent up. Thankfully we didn't need it, but I want to know for next time how to handle the situation.