Prise en charge des Témoins de Jéhovah lors des interventions chirurgicales à haut risque hémorragique

Translated title of the contribution: Management of Jehovah’s witnesses before, during and after high bleeding risk surgery

Virginie Faucon (Corresponding Author), Mona Momeni, Patrice Forget

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Jehovah witnesses refuse transfusion of labile blood products. This is the reason
why blood conserving procedures must be implemented when high bleeding risk surgery is required. Management of these patients consists in a multidisciplinary approach involving the anesthesiologist, intensivist, surgeon, and general practitioner. The procedures have to be initiated as soon as possible and be pursued during the entire hospitalization, while following a specific legal framework. This article provides a series of rules enabling doctors to properly care for their patients.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)562-573
Number of pages12
JournalLouvain Medical
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017



  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Surgery
  • Hemorrhagic Risk
  • Blood Saving Strategies
  • Pre- and Postoperative Management
  • Haemostasis
  • Antiplatelet Agents
  • Anticoagulants
  • Erythropoietin
  • Medical-Surgical Team
  • Psychological Background
  • Legal Framework

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