Health Law Keyed to Furrow
Application of the President and Directors of Georgetown College
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Mr. Jones (Defendant) brought Mrs. Jones (Defendant) to the hospital (Plaintiff) for emergency care after a ruptured ulcer caused her to lose two-thirds of her body's blood supply. Both Defendants are Jehovah's Witnesses, a religion that prohibits blood transfusions. When death was imminent, the hospital (Plaintiff) applied to a federal court for permission to administer blood. The application was denied by the district court and the Plaintiff appealed.
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