Preterm twin sisters (monozygotic) were born at gestational age 27 weeks and 5 days with birth weights of 935 and 735 g. They were admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit for a period of 1 month. Their parents were Jehovah’s Witnesses and refused blood transfusion for their preterm daughters. Subcutaneous erythropoietin and intravenous iron were given as a prophylactic to avoid anaemia.
Poorisrisak, P., Schroeder, A.M., Greisen, G. and Zachariassen, G. (2014) Intravenous iron administration together with parenteral nutrition to very preterm Jehovah’s Witness twins. BMJ Case Reports. June 2nd. (epub ahead of print).