Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure in a Jehovah's Witness

Philip Seu, Gundappa Neelankanta, Marie Csete, Kim M. Olthoff, Steven Rudich, Milan Kinkhabwala, David K. Imagawa, Leonard I. Goldstein, Paul Martin, Christopher R. Shackleton, Ronald W. Busuttil

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Jehovah's Witness patients who refuse transfusions have generally not been felt to be candidates for liver transplantation owing to the frequent requirement for blood transfusions during liver transplantation. This is the first report to our knowledge of successful emergent liver transplantation without the use of blood or blood products in a Jehovah's Witness. The surgical and anesthetic strategies employed in achieving a successful outcome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 11 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Jehovah's Witness
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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Seu, P., Neelankanta, G., Csete, M., Olthoff, K. M., Rudich, S., Kinkhabwala, M., ... Busuttil, R. W. (1996). Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure in a Jehovah's Witness. Clinical Transplantation, 10(5), 404-407.