eleusyan said in part..
>I'm not sure whether Jehovah Witnesses have found themselves in a
similar situation concerning blood transfusions for children, which people of the JW persuassion reject.
Minor Jehovah's Witnesses who have medical problems requiring blood transfusions in the opinion of physicians often find that courts interpose themselves and sometimes force blood transfusions.
Over the last 10 years dozens of bloodless surgery centers have opened...at first to cater to Jehovah's Witnesses, and lately to serve those who wish to eliminate exposure to AIDS, hepatitis et al.
search www.excite.com under "bloodless surgery" as well as medline.