Is autologous blood transfusion safe?
Conclusion. Autologous blood transfusion, when used appropriately, can provide a safe alternative to allogenic blood transfusion. However, there will always be a need for allogenic blood (even patients who have autologous blood may need further transfusion with allogenic units).
How long is autologous blood good for?
The blood drawn from the patients can be left in storage as whole blood up to 21 days or be fractionated into plasma and packed red blood cells (RBC) and stored for 42 days. Those patients scheduled for surgery beyond 42 days can have their blood stored frozen for up to 6 months.
Do Jehovah Witnesses accept autologous blood?
Nearly all Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse transfusions of whole blood (including preoperative autologous donation) and the primary blood components – red cells, platelets, white cells and unfractionated plasma.
What religions dont allow blood transfusions?
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is against God’s will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood.
Where in the Bible does it say you can’t have a blood transfusion?
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Bible (Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 17:10, and Acts 15:29) prohibits ingesting blood and that Christians should therefore not accept blood transfusions or donate or store their own blood for transfusion. Specifically, their beliefs include: Blood represents life and is sacred to God.
Why can’t family members donate blood to each other?
Family blood donation is generally discouraged as they are often first time or infrequent donors and do not have a safety history established. Because of the risk of GVHD, donated blood from a first- or second-degree relative should be irradiated to inactivate the donor T lymphocytes.
Why do Jehovah Witness don’t celebrate birthdays?
Practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses “do not celebrate birthdays because we believe that such celebrations displease God” Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the tradition of celebrating birthdays is rooted in paganism, according to the FAQ.