Court grants Victoria’s Mercy hospital authority for blood transfusion as ‘last resort’ if haemorrhaging occurs

A Jehovah’s Witness girl may be forced to receive a blood transfusion against her will this weekend when she gives birth in Melbourne.

Victoria’s Mercy hospital was granted supreme court authority on Friday to give the girl blood as a “last resort” if she suffers a postpartum haemorrhage when induced into labour on Sunday afternoon.

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