Doctors remove 60-pound tumor without using blood transfusion

December 23, 2014 6:26 PM

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Doctors remove 60-pound tumor without using blood transfusion

Surgeons at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center removed a 60-pound tumor from a man’s leg in a life-saving procedure that has never been done before.

Matthew Qureshi, who has Down syndrome, first noticed the tumor growing on his thigh eight years ago, but doctors reportedly would not operate on it because Quershi is a Jehovah’s Witness and therefore does not believe in blood transfusions, KGTV reported.

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