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Parents refuse blood transfusion for sick child over religious belief

Right activist, Harrison Gwamnishu has brought to the attention of Nigerians a case he is currently handling of a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his ailing daughter, Precious, just because his church, Jehovah’s Witness, is against blood transfusion.

Harrison Gwamnishu, who met with the parents in Sapele, Delta state, shared video on social media and Nigerians are outraged following the release of the video showing the father of the child clearly refusing blood transfusion.

Precious suffers from Hydrocephalus and might need blood transfusion if a surgery is carried out on her. Her father in a chat with Harrison, said he is not opposed to medical help for his daughter but what he will never consent to is for a blood transfusion to be done on his 1 year and 7 months old daughter.

”We in Jehovah’s witnesses, we don’t take blood. I would not want to transfuse blood into the child. We will not accept blood transfusion. If in the course of surgery they would transfuse blood in the child, we would not want that. I don’t want my baby to die but that is our faith” he said.

Watch a video of the father refusing blood transfusion below;

 
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