Ann Surg Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Jehovah’s Witness believes and How they are Surgically Managed

Dafalla Shani1, Nadir Salih1 and Farah Mohammed2*

1Department of Surgery, National Ribat University, Sudan 2Department of Surgery, MBBS National Ribat University, Sudan

*Correspondance to: Farah Mohammed 

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Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that blood transfusion is prohibited by Bible passages as the following “Only flesh with its soul its blood you must not eat.” (Genesis 9:3, 4) “You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it will be cut off.” (Leviticus 17:13, 14) God sees the soul as having blood and belonging to him. Beneficence requires provision of benefit while balancing benefit and risks. Taking in consideration the psychological harm regarding transfusion to Jehovah’s Witnesses patients.


Blood transfusion; White blood cells; Platelets; Plasma; Non-maleficence


Farah M. Jehovah’s Witness Believes and How they are Surgically Managed. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2022; 5(2): 1061..

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