Blood Transfusion Story told by Vinko’s daughter Anita.
My father is called Vinko and he resides at Bell Park in Geelong. His date of birth is 16 April 1937
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer approximately two years ago. He has responded well to hormone treatments and was managing his cancer well thus far. I believe his cancer hormone level is in the vicinity of 1.9, which is still very low. His cancer was being managed well thus far.
During the past few months he has grown increasingly tired and pale, he was starting to have dizzy spells and finding it increasingly difficult to walk. We had tests done and the doctors found he was anaemic, which wasn’t managed very well. Had they managed his initial prognosis we wouldn’t have to be having a transfusion in the first place. Initial results showing dad was anaemic were received by the doctor three months ago, but nothing was done about it until we queried it last week.
My sister called the nurse at the hospital last week to discuss his iron levels, as she was concerned about him being dizzy and so on. The hospital booked us an appointment on 6 December 2022. During this appointment the doctor, David Campbell, told us dad’s haemoglobin level is 77 and he advised my father he would need an iron infusion and two units of blood urgently. Due to my father not wanting to receive another person’s blood for both religious reasons and also wanting to avoid the vaccine being present in the blood, we requested a direct blood transfusion from a family member. My blood type is the same as my father’s (A+) and my mother’s blood is O, which is also compatible.
Dr Campbell said that would be impossible. He advised my father that there was no other blood they could give apart from the blood they received from unknown donors. My father was rather upset about this information. He declined the blood transfusion. The hospital went ahead and performed an iron infusion and we were asked to go home and think about reconsidering the blood transfusion. They told us the blood was filtered and that that it would be healthy blood. I asked Dr Campbell whether there were any studies confirming whether or not the spike proteins passed through blood transfusions and he said he was a cancer specialist not a blood specialist. He was unsure.
They made us a further appointment on 8 December 2022 at 3.20pm to come back and let them know whether dad had changed his mind. We attended the Andrew Love Centre at Geelong hospital on 8 December at 2022 at 3.20 and met with a female doctor who we had not met before. There was also an interpreter that the hospital had booked.
The doctor asked us whether we had decided to take the blood. My father advised that, due to religious concerns and concerns about the safety of the vaccine, he would only take a family member’s blood. The doctor was actually really lovely and phoned Lifeblood to discuss whether she could arrange a direct blood donation. The initial operator told her that she didn’t think it was possible and she asked to speak to someone higher up. She spoke to three different people, each time asking for someone higher up and each time was told her request would be denied.
My father asked the female doctor whether she could guarantee that he would not have an adverse reaction to the donated blood and she said she could not. My father again refused the blood transfusion.
My dad is now home with us and he is getting worse by the day. Without a blood transfusion he will most likely pass soon.
We are literally hoping for a miracle.
Lifeblood go on about how they are in desperate need for blood, however will not accept ours. There are no studies showing whether blood transfused from a vaccinated person is even safe and I cannot believe that they are happy to send someone home in the state my father is.