Man Shot Outside Blockbuster Refused Transfusion

[Original Publication Date: November 26, 2004]

Nov 19, 2004 4:55 pm US/Mountain

AURORA, Colo. (News 4) The man shot outside of an Aurora Blockbuster store last weekend died after saying no to a basic lifesaving procedure, News 4 reports.

Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

Postal worker Aaron Davis, 39, was bleeding badly on Saturday night when he arrived at the hospital but he was coherent. He rejected a blood transfusion at Aurora South Hospital because of his religious beliefs, News 4 reports.

According to a coroner’s investigator, Davis said no to offers of a transfusion because he’s a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and his religious stance prevented him from accepting blood from others.

According to the coroner’s office, there was no other way to save his life than trying to stop the bleeding.

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