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  • Debra
    I don t think the hospitals keep coconut water for transfusions. As was posted, this was used during WW11 on injured soldiers.......ab,Debra In
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 1, 2005
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      I don't think the hospitals keep coconut water for transfusions. As
      was posted, this was used during WW11 on injured
      soldiers.......ab,Debra



      In jehovahswitnessesgathering@yahoogroups.com, "Debra"
      <nevada_rose52@y...> wrote:
      > JR, I found it funny that my children learned this in school, and
      > myself having secular education, never heard of it. Needless to
      say,
      > I felt like a dummy,lol!....Debra
      >
      >
      >
      > In jehovahswitnessesgathering@yahoogroups.com, mrjbr@j... wrote:
      > > I asked around about the coconut water transfusions. I asked two
      > RNs an
      > > MD and a Dr of Anatomy. All said they were not familiar with it
      > and were
      > > not aware of any negative side effects of IV coconut water.
      > They'll check
      > > on that. However they said what I suspected. That assuming it
      > would not
      > > cause a bad reaction, it would act as a volume expander (as
      would
      > water
      > > or the traditional VE's) and would only be good as an emergent
      > substitute
      > > and only for a pint's loss or so. As with any expander, it would
      > NOT
      > > perform the functions that blood would (IE: oxygenating the body
      or
      > > fighting infection). If one loses 1/3 to 1/2 of their blood
      > volume, blood
      > > is the only thing that will replace it sufficiently to sustain
      > bodily
      > > functions. Volume (to prevent cardiac system collapse) is only
      one
      > part
      > > of the reason to give blood/fluids. The other is that the body
      can
      > only
      > > replace so much of its blood supply in the time needed to
      > replenish the
      > > full amount needed to sustain function. Only blood (one's own or
      > other
      > > people's) can do that.
      > > JR
      > > DISCLAIMER: I am just relaying medical facts. If a person lost
      1/2
      > their
      > > blood volume & chose to die instead of take human blood that is
      > their
      > > choice & I have no problem with that. Except that it seems
      unfair
      > that
      > > the medical system could allow what is basically suicide by blood
      > > refusal, yet deny a suffering terminal patient the right to die.
    • mrjbr_93
      ... alternative to blood. I don t think it is. JR
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 1, 2005
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        --- In jehovahswitnessesgathering@yahoogroups.com, "Debra"
        <nevada_rose52@y...> wrote:
        > I don't think the hospitals keep coconut water for transfusions. As
        > was posted, this was used during WW11 on injured
        > soldiers.......ab,Debra
        >
        >
        > I just didn't want anyone to think it was a completely viable
        alternative to blood. I don't think it is.
        JR
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