UK hospital probes death of Ghana woman

Adeline Keh

Adeline Keh, photo courtesy of England Mail Online

from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – A Ghanaian woman has reportedly died in a London hospital, United Kingdom (UK) after refusing a blood transfusion as dictated by her church.

The woman, identified as Adeline Keh (40) is reported to have suffered a fatal infection when she gave birth by Caesarean, which resulted in her losing lots of blood during the process.

The woman’s husband was quoted in media as saying: “My wife and I were best friends. I was overjoyed and could not wait for them to come home. Each time I went to pick her up from Homerton, I was told that she could not come home. Eventually my wife lost her fight and passed away.”

However, Jehovah’s Witnesses doctrine does not allow its church followers to accept blood transfusions citing religious beliefs that blood always represented life arguing that only God could give life.

The London hospital at Homerton has launched an inquest into Keh’s death as well as to establish authentic reasons why she refused a blood donation.

– CAJ News











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