Can we get the most massive shout out for retired surgeon Dr. Don MacNamarra. At point 16.29 in the radio show You can hear him discuss doing what I have always dreamed of doing.
A young woman came in through.A & E, victims of an RTA, with a ruptured spleen. There is no alternative in this case but immediate surgical intervention and literally pints of blood. As Don States, she was literally minutes away from dying.
As the team began to operate the message came through that her faith required she accept no blood. Don was uncertain about his legal situation and as it turns out 2 of the four persons in the 'car group' demanding no blood (Who were safe and well) were, I believe, misleading the doctors by calling the woman their 'sister' but would not elucidate as to whether they had kinship.
Don, unsure, gave the woman blood thereby saving her life. When later questioned the patient said she was glad she had the blood and that the sin 'was on him" (Dr. MacNamarra)!!