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It's more difficult to sympathize with a child and his or her parents who are refusing on religious grounds.
wanted to give me a blood transfusion. My father, a 24 year old carpenter, said no on the grounds that the blood might contain this new AIDS disease he had been reading about.
It's probably easy to sympathize with a man who chose to refuse blood on rational grounds, especially when history proved his fears valid.
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The doctor told him there was no evidence AIDS could be transmitted by blood. He was basically calling my father's concerns irrational.
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was born, my parents brought me back to hospital. I was severely malnourished because my mother had tried to breastfeed and I wasn't taking.
Dad stood his ground and Flyknit Free Rn I pulled through without the transfusion. Years later we learned about the tainted blood scandal where thousands of Canadians became infected with the HIV virus and Hepatitis C from blood transfusions in the 1980s.
It's a case I was watching closely because my own parents refused a blood transfusion for me, just weeks after I was born.
Doubting Thomas Earlier in June, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that forcing blood transfusions on children does not violate their charter rights. The court left room for Flyknit Free
It was 1983, and a new disease known as AIDS was beginning to grab headlines. The name AIDS wasn't even a year old in June of 1983. It was still closely tied to homosexuals and drug users.
refusal, saying courts must consider the maturity level of the child refusing treatment.
I think I agree with the courts decision, but I'm still not sure because of its larger implications. I hope this court decision is used responsibly, and I sure hope I am never put in the same position as my father.
Ever since I learned about my first few days on earth, this story has coloured my views of the right to refuse blood for one's children.
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