Chapter 20. Law, Ethics, Religion, and Blood Management

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Chief2,3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch20

Basics of Blood Management

Basics of Blood Management

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2008) Law, Ethics, Religion, and Blood Management, in Basics of Blood Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik Blankenhain, Wirthstr. 5, 99444 Blankenhain, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

  3. 3

    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151313

Online ISBN: 9780470692233



  • blood management;
  • moral principles;
  • medical intervention;
  • transfusion;
  • donor blood


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Objectives of This Chapter

  • Definitions

  • Principles as a Basis for Decision Making in Blood Management

  • Principles of Bioethics

  • Human rights and patients' rights

  • Charters, Bills, and Laws

  • Charters, Bills, and Laws Concerning Blood Management

  • Excursus: the Physician and his/her Conscience

  • Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Compassionate Use

  • Key Points

  • Questions for Review

  • Suggestions for Further Research

  • Homework

  • References