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Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Nobody: 9:06am On Jan 09
The Lagos State Government, through the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), has recovered a severely jaundiced 14-day-old baby whose parents denied her life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.

The baby girl (name withheld) was delivered prematurely at a private hospital in Surulere with headquarters at Ikoyi on December 18,, 2019 to Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Onokpise of Abata Close, Orile-Iganmu.

The baby was discovered to be severely jaundiced at birth and and the doctors prescribed that she be given urgent blood transfusion to survive.

But, according to a statement by the OPD, the baby’s parents who are Jehovah Witnesses and on Medical Insurance (HMO), opposed the blood transfusion for their baby citing their religious belief.

They allegedly unilaterally discharged the baby from the hospital against medical advice.

The statement said: “It was the critical health condition of the baby and deviant position of the parents that persuaded a spirited member of the public to inform the Lagos Office of the Public Defender to save the child from untimely death.

“The agency swung into action immediately, got the relevant court order by invoking relevant sections of the Lagos Child`s Rights Law of 2015 and Lagos State Safeguiding and Child Protection Policy of 2016.

In collaboration with the Nigerian Police, Adeniji- Adele and Orile stations, the baby was eventually evacuated from the parents’ home after stiff resistance from other mobilised members of the Jehovah Witness on 30th December, 2019.

The OPD said the baby was taken to Massey Street Children Hospital on Lagos Island.

It said the baby, which weighed 2.2kg at birth, weighed less than 1.7kg at the time of rescue, allegedly “due to lack of medical attention after being kept at home for one week and five days by the recalcitrant parents.”
https://thenationonlineng.net/blood-transfusion-denial-lagos-rescues-14-day-old-baby-from-jehovah-witness-parents/amp/

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Seun(m): 9:43am On Jan 09
This is highly commendable. I hope they don't stop at rescuing babies. Children of all ages in similar circumstances should be rescued. We cannot let children die in the name of religion. A child’s right to live is more important than her parents‘ right to impose their religious beliefs on her.

If you have a similar case to report, you can call the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender on this toll-free number: 07080601080 or mail opdlagos@yahoo.com.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by TheEnygma(m): 9:54am On Jan 09
Religion has become a major problem in this continent

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:57am On Jan 09
Our Holy Bible taught us what to do in this kinda case.

How we wish people read their Bibles religiously.

Thank to LSG and God for the life of this innocent baby.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by MrRhymes101(m): 9:58am On Jan 09
Lol this thing is funny cos I read another case of a husband refusing to allow blood transfusion for his wife who was about to put to bed. She eventually died n the man remarried... He remarried a Catholic babe

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by david22uu(m): 9:58am On Jan 09
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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Generalkaycee(m): 9:58am On Jan 09
Emancipate yourselves from Religion slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds..

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by JesseThunder(m): 9:59am On Jan 09
Similar issue happened around where I'm staying at Igando early this year! Well the girl is dead now. JW parents refuse blood transfusion.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by filleSouriante(f): 9:59am On Jan 09
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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Sweetcollins: 9:59am On Jan 09
Deluded beings

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Patrioticman007(m): 9:59am On Jan 09
Hear them hypocrites, The Title should read Christians in Nigeria are refusing Blood transfusions for their babies. Not Nigerian citizens. The facts are had it been the family were Muslims, the hypocrites will not allow us to hear a word. Shame on Islamaphobia & bad journalism.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by oluwamile(m): 10:00am On Jan 09
. Jehovah witness people they always burst my head,u can't argue with them and win
Me and my guy got into an argument on this blood or no blood transfusion issue,he showed me a Bible passage that do not offer blood to idols blabla bla,I was like how does blood offered to idols affect u giving blood to someone that is dying

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Tonyspecial(m): 10:00am On Jan 09
their religion, their life biko

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by hisexcellency34: 10:00am On Jan 09
Jehovah's Witnesses are turning the Bible upside down.
How can you say because Herod did birthday and he beheaded John the Baptist and so birthdays are illegal?

They also said Jesus did not do birthday while on earth but when you ask them to explain the Bible verse that says ' teach us how to number our days', they keep silent

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by frankobobby(m): 10:01am On Jan 09
Ftc

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by BlackPantherCri: 10:01am On Jan 09
I don't even know what goes through their minds.

Thanks God I am not a JW. I for don die tey tey be that.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Iheoforlex: 10:01am On Jan 09
Now this is one of the reasons why I hate religion

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by 9jayes: 10:01am On Jan 09
Na how many times una go push dis to front page.

All dis mods sef

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by WebSurfer(m): 10:01am On Jan 09
All religious people are uneducated and unexposed ignorant fools.

Mention me at your own detriment because i will school your foolishness

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Fuckthamods: 10:02am On Jan 09
Useless church
I prefer satan to people that are too religious
Tueh!

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by grandstar(m): 10:02am On Jan 09
This is old news

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by showafrica(m): 10:02am On Jan 09
Nonesense jehova witness.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by oloriLFC(f): 10:02am On Jan 09
It was on front-page a few days ago wasn't it. Still, the parents of that child no try at all. Religion is not stupidity. It is not blindness

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by airminem(f): 10:02am On Jan 09
smiley Yeaaaa

As a homieeeee kindaaaa of lady i say, for those who hide behind the false image of the SON of MAN, shall stand bfor GOD

Thats ma word! grin

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by topshotnista(m): 10:02am On Jan 09
Wow... Religious beliefs... What nonsense. I hope that child grows up to become someone important and pay back those ignorant parents in their own coin.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by grandstar(m): 10:03am On Jan 09
Dpharisee:
We don hear, this news is making FP many times and na only one pikin, una wan chop thank you and very much the same time! angry

You no see Seun post. Na because he wan quote they push am to Frontpage.

I'm a witness by the way. This is a very contentious topic and can not be discussed in details here.

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by Ausrichie(m): 10:03am On Jan 09
Chaiyee. This one worst pass sheep.
Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by oloriLFC(f): 10:03am On Jan 09
JesseThunder:
Similar issue happened around where I'm staying at Igando early this year! Well the girl is dead now. JW parents refuse blood transfusion.
chai! Thank God I'm not blinded by stupidity in the name of religion maybe I'd be dead now. But I'm alive because I didn't go to a prayer house instead, hospital. Now, myself and my baby(unborn then) are alive

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Re: Lagos Saves Baby From Jehovah’s Witnesses Over Blood Transfusion by 1kworks: 10:03am On Jan 09
I have met quite a few of them. One of their babes once said she likes me but can't date me cos she is promised to another.

How is that different from arranged marriages? It's their belief though so I respect it. I just wish they would allow the kids chose for themselves.

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