Consideration of religious beliefs

We respect patients’ religious beliefs and take measures whenever possible.
Still, please note that we may not be able to fulfill all of your requests.

Our view for blood transfusion (relative non-transfusion*1 and absolute non-transfusion*2)

Our hospital provides care based on the policy of “relative non-transfusion.”

We are trying to build a firm relationship with patients and go through a thorough informed consent process in our daily medical care. During the process, some patients refuse blood transfusion due to their religious beliefs. We provide care based on the policy of non-transfusion or minimum level of transfusion. Still, in the event of “life-threatening” conditions during medical care, such as during surgery, and if the doctor deems that there is no other choice than transfusion, the patient is given transfusion based on the doctor’s ethical judgment even if the patient has expressed a refusal to transfusion in advance due to his or her religious beliefs (so-called “relative non-transfusion”). We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • *1.Relative non-transfusion
    Position and view that, while respecting patients’ will of non-transfusion treatment to the extent possible, if there is “no other life-saving means than blood transfusion,” blood transfusion is given.
  • *2.Absolute non-transfusion
    Position and view that, by respecting patients’ will, blood transfusion is not given in any case.