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How Israeli Doctors Treated a Patient Whose Faith Forbids Receiving Blood Transfusion

Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Ido Efrati

A patient from Rwanda, who traveled to a medical center in Israel to undergo an operation for the congenital disease Tetralogy of Fallot, was not able to accept transfusions of donated blood due to her faith. Through arrangements with a blood bank, the hospital managed to obtain units of blood from the patient herself to be used in the operation, allowing the life-saving procedure to take place. The operation was successful; the patient returned to recovery at the heart center.

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