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Medical expert opinion sways judge in ruling on Jehovah’s Witness baby blood transfusion

High Court judge Mr.Justice Keeham has ruled that a baby boy can undergo blood transfusions despite his parents objections.
The baby boy, born on the 7th February, at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire has a complex heart disease and his parents said they would not consent to transfusions on religious grounds. Medical experts and Doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital  applied for an order to proceed with cardiac surgery and blood transfusions.
In a written ruling following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London,  Mr Justice Keehan said “receiving blood was in the boys best interests not withstanding  his parent’s objections”.
Jemima Constantine  for Expert Witness Today

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