Nigerians on social media have reacted after the release of a video showing a Nigerian father refusing medical assistance for his ailing daughter, Precious, just because his church is against blood transfusion.
The video was shared by activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who met with the parents in Sapele, Delta state
The child suffers from Hydrocephalus and might need blood transfusion if a surgery is carried out on her.
Her father in a chat with Harrison, said he is not opposed to medical help for his daughter but what he will never allow is for a blood transfusion to be done on his 1 year and 7 months old daughter.
”We in Jehovah’s witnesses, we don’t take blood. I would not want to transfuse blood into the child. We will not accept blood transfusion. If in the course of surgery they would transfuse blood in the child, we would not want that. I don’t want my baby to die but that is our faith” he said
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