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Two days after admission to the hospital because of ...

Do not proceed with the transfusion

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submitted by hayayah(505),

The only time you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness patient is when the patient is a minor (<18 years old).

medstudent65  I get why the answer is not to proceed but simply stating at admissions you dont want blood products means nothing without proper paperwork being signed. +  
md_caffeiner  @medstudent65 From what I recall paperwork is needed for example: if the pt is unconscious and wife says that he is Jehovah's Witness. +  

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submitted by katsu(-1),

It's called patient consent, you've probably heard of it