A case is used to illustrate a method of management of three unusual problems all simultaneously appearing in the same patient. Urgent surgical intervention was necessary for a child with a bleeding disorder, but the parents' religious doctrine prohibited the use of whole blood or its products.
The combined efforts of the legal, medical, and allied medical professionals led to a successful resolution of the patient's multiple problems.
Gill G, Ritter FN. Adenotonsillectomy in a Jehovah's Witness With Blood Dyscrasia. Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(6):392–394. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780350056015
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