Rich Campion is a patient at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital who was brought into the ER after he was hit by a car while skateboarding.
While slaloming hills on his skateboard with his friend, Brock, Rich was hit by a car. He was brought into the ER with suspected cardiac trauma. Cristina ordered blood to be transfused, but before it could be transfused, a medic alert bracelet was located stating that he was a Jehovah's Witness and could not receive blood transfusions.
He was taken into the OR where they planned a bloodless surgery to repair his aortic transection. Before she made the first cut, Cristina determined that if she cut into him, he'd lose too much blood, so they instead planned to go in percutanously.
He survived the procedure, but was not doing well. Due to his friend, Brock's, doubt that he was really a Jehovah's Witness, they appealed to the parents to allow the doctors to give Rich blood. However, they stood by the decision not to allow any blood transfusions.
When Rich later crashed, Cristina tried resuscitating him for over 20 minutes. However, there was not enough blood circulating and he was pronounced dead at 6:42.
While he was hospitalized, his parents and many other members of his family joined at the hospital to pray for him. After an attempt at surgery, Dr. Yang asked his family if they could do a blood transfusion. When they declined, he later died.
He and Brock were good friends. They had the same shift at a skate shop and hung out every day. However, Brock was unaware that Rich was a Jehovah's Witness, making Brock question if he really was.
He worked at a skate shop with his friend Brock until his death.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- He was a Jehovah's Witness.
- He was 19 at the time of his death.