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Need blood transfusion due to low blood count. Breathlessness. Refused blood transfusion. Any other options?

Hi, I have just found out that my Mother aged 61 has been diagnosed with low blood count and requires a blood transfusion . But because she is a Jehovah Witness she is refusing. Now she is always out of breath and can barly do anything. Is she going to die and is there anything I can do to stop this happening? Thank you Reagards Nami
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your question. There are many causes for anemia , you make no mention of the possible type of anemia she has . One of the most common types is Iron deficiency anemia (magaloblastic) for this she can take iron supplements that will help. As I have mentioned there are many reasons , some of which are life threatening , therefore it is impossible for me to guess at a prognosis. Please discuss this with her treating doctor.
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