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The technique used to transfuse varied, from simply using a metal syringe, to an apparatus termed 'the gravitator' in which the blood was run into the vein via a funnel attached to a length of tubing.
She phoned her husband who then spoke to the doctor telling him, "Don't transfuse under any circumstances.
If the information fails to match, the machine will issue a warning not to transfuse.
Although her status as a Jehovah's Witness enhanced the potential for serious surgical complications, including death, our inability to transfuse would not have been an absolute contraindication to surgery if surgery had been deemed necessary.
There was a dispute as to whether or not the physicians agreed to transfuse a patient who did not wish to be transfused.