Home  |  Login  |  FAQ  |  Advertise  |  Services  |  Recommend  |  FeedBack  |  Contact Us  
Home
News

 Other Sections
ACN Ghana 2008
Sports
Finance
Business Directory
Online Forms
Real Estate
Classifieds
Auto
Jobs
Events
Downloads
World Cup 2010
Travel
About Ghana
Our Services
News Headlines
 More
Woman dies for refusing blood transfusion
News Date: 8th January 2014


A 21-year-old woman (name withheld) who had severe anaemia has died at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital following her refusal to have blood transfusion because of her religious beliefs.

The deceased, a member of the Jehovah's Witness Sect, was brought to the Hospital by her parents and twin sister after falling unconscious and died on January 3.

Speaking to the GNA in Takoradi Dr. Henry Ata-Wurah, Acting Medical Director of the Hospital, said it was unethical to dispense haemoglobin to an adult against his/her religious belief or wish.

He said the Hospital authorities would only explain the consequences of refusing blood transfusion to the patient for him/her to make a choice and that a doctor could dispense haemoglobin to a patient without his/her consent only when that person is a child.

Dr Ata-Wura said a patient could suffer cardiac failure when the haemoglobin level was low as the heart would not be able to circulate sufficient oxygen to the various parts of the body.

A member of the Jehovah's Witness Sect told the GNA that the Bible prohibited ingesting blood and that Christians should therefore not accept blood transfusion.

Mr. Frank Amevor said life was a gift from God therefore those who loved life should not sustain it by blood transfusion, adding "It is a non-negotiable religious stand. Blood is life and sacred to God."


Source: GNA


 More
 Search News
 
 Advanced Search

ADVERTISEMENT
  Latest News Headlines
Interior Minister pays familiarization visit to Ghana Immigration Service
Skills/Technology Fair 2014 on Sept 30
Traders against relocation of Akateng market
Manhean TMA School in deplorable state
Oteng Gyasi resigns as ECG board chair
AngloGold Ashanti educates communities on Ebola
Tema Community Eight pupils defecate in the open
President Mahama justifies investment on energy
Land owners urged to take advantage of Rural Parcel Rights Demarcation
Monitoring Policy Committee maintains rate
 More latest news
 Popular News Items
GCB unveils new brand
Local Government Ministry engages media on action plan
Airtel unveils Airtel Money Premier VISA card
Neoedge headlines largest Public Private Partnerships Summit in Africa
Feast Of Hope 2014,A Food Wastage,Hunger And UN World Food Day Project.
CAL Bank eyes unbanked sector
COCOBOD signs $1.7 b trade finance facility for 2014/2015 cocoa purchases
Societe Generale launches deposit mobilisation campaign
Orange announces the launch of its start-up accelerator programme in the Ivory Coast and Israel
Traders unhappy with erratic price changes

Copyright BusinessGhana. All Rights Reserved.

Legal