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Are there any notable cultures that forbid organ transplants / blood transfusions?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Yes.

Organ transplantation requires immune suppression, leaving the recipient at risk for any type of infection (bacterial, fungal, or viral).
Having a blood culture that is "positive" (especially for bacteria or fungus) would indicate an active infection and thus would be an absolute contraindication to transplant at that moment in time.

In brief: Yes.

Organ transplantation requires immune suppression, leaving the recipient at risk for any type of infection (bacterial, fungal, or viral).
Having a blood culture that is "positive" (especially for bacteria or fungus) would indicate an active infection and thus would be an absolute contraindication to transplant at that moment in time.
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