Liebling:Exactly, it's salt water. Thank you for correction.
Okay, so let me get this straight....JW can not accept someone else's blood, but can reuse their OWN blood, right? If so, then this woman should have gone to a blood bank and had her own blood stored for the birth or even an unforeseeable emergency.
hohDougRN, I am assuming that since you are protective of this woman's religious preference, and you are from SLC, that you must be LDS? Only asking out of curiosity, not to bash you for your religion.
Let me get this straight:
PolyHeme and Hemopure are synthetic products.
It is horrible to accept a natural product (blood) into the body but acceptable to put unnatural product in the body?
I wonder what logic there is behind this within the J.W. and other holistic approach to medicine.
(I hope Doug does not mind my taxing his expertise in this matter.)
Sad though! I wish JW changes their mind to save her/his lives but it is their belief so can't convince to have a blood transfusions.
What Are the Risks of a Blood Transfusion?
There is a risk of catching a virus from a blood transfusion, but it's very low.
* HIV. Your risk of getting HIV from a blood transfusion is lower than your risk of getting killed by lightning. Only about 1 in 2 million donations may carry HIV and transmit HIV if given to a patient.
* Hepatitis B and C. The risk of having a donation that carries hepatitis B is about 1 in 205,000. The risk for hepatitis C is 1 in 2 million. If you receive blood during a transfusion that contains hepatitis, you will likely develop the virus.
* Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Variant CJD is the human version of Mad Cow Disease. It's a very rare, yet fatal brain disorder. There is a possible risk of getting vCJD from a blood transfusion, although the risk is very low. Because of this, people who may have been exposed to vCJD aren't eligible blood donors. Go to the AABB Web site for more information about vCJD.