North East Rep Second Ser. 1986 Apr 21 (date of decision);506:299-302.

University of Cincinnati Hospital v. Edmond.

Ohio. Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County.

KIE: The Court of Common Pleas of Ohio authorized a hospital and its staff to administer blood and plasma to an adult patient in critical condition and unable to give informed consent, despite the objections of her adult relatives. Her family refused to give permission for the treatment on the grounds that she was a Jehovah's Witness and opposed receiving blood or plasma. Fearing that the patient's life was in danger, the hospital petitioned the Court for permission. The Court obliged, citing the legal trends in other states.