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Bloodless Transplant

A Texas prisoner was properly denied his request to be released on bail in order to receive a “bloodless” heart transplant, an appeals court in the state ruled. As a Jehovah’s Witness, the inmate cannot receive blood transfusions, and the hospital where he currently receives medical treatment does not perform the type of procedure he seeks.

HOUSTON – A Texas prisoner was properly denied his request to be released on bail in order to receive a “bloodless” heart transplant, an appeals court in the state ruled. As a Jehovah’s Witness, the inmate cannot receive blood transfusions, and the hospital where he currently receives medical treatment does not perform the type of procedure he seeks.

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