This whole situation saddens. Wondering if the "bloodless industry" has no answer for LEUKEMIA. Acess to free Stemcells therapy for all JW at Englewood?
Is there a treatment of Leukemia without blood transfusion?
If you have relative which is a Jehovah's Witness, we would recommend that you get the local Hospital Liaison Committee (HLC) involved.
I have a leukemia (ALL T).
I have been put in remission in just 2 weeks with an old chemiotherapy : Oncovin (Vincristine) and cortisone.
I am waiting for someone maybe in Europe to give me a non-myeloablative or an myeoloablative stem cells transplant without blood transfusion. This is possible (see Cedar Sinaï in Los Angeles). But Ask the CLH before doing any consults. ???
Oh I am sorry.. I didn't have read all.. well, technics used for transplant without blood transfusion could be used :
- against l'anemia : Pediatric phlebotomy tubes, Adequate volume resuscitation , epogen,
- against bleeding : vitamine K, antifibrolytics. When platelets< 5000 : desmopressin, vasoconstrictors, factor VIII
Ethics of blood less medicine
In Ian McEwan’s novel “The Children Act,” a judge must decide whether to insist upon transfusion for a seventeen-year-old Jehovah’s Witness who has leukemia and who cannot receive two critical drugs without also accepting donor blood, according to his doctors.
Tailored therapy of adult acute leukemia on Jehovahs witnesses
This small series of adult patients with leukaemia illustrates difficulties in treating patients who are practising JW, yet nevertheless provides a significant argument against the prejudicial decision leading to evasion of treatment in these patients.
In addition, scientists are continuing to look into ways to turn even this one exception around, to be able to treat leukemia bloodlessly. And they’ve begun to find their way, least in the treatment of one condition called acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).