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|Do you know which
blood products the Watchtower Society permits Jehovah's Witnesses to
accept? Sadly, many Jehovah's Witnesses have no idea and this had led to
some tragedies. Please view the
University of Pennsylvania Health System's web site.
If you are a Jehovah's Witness and doubt the truthfulness of this information - you should ask an elder who is an HLC member or phone the WT Society (718) 560-5000. Don't permit your loved one to die unnecessarily.
Awake! - May 22, 1994, p.2 (Official Jehovah's Witness publication)
Why are these kids dead?
|...Watchtower policy now permits the use of highly purified cow's
In a truly remarkable development, the Watchtower Society has ruled that a new oxygen carrying solution made from cow's blood can be used by (JWs) Jehovah's Witnesses. This despite the Watchtower Society's purported biblical ban on the storage/use of animal blood. Nonetheless, members may not pre deposit their own blood or even use certain tiny human blood products like platelets that are frequently required during chemotherapy.
Internal Opposition to WTS Policy Mounts
Some Jehovah's Witnesses believe
that a blood transfusion is a liquid tissue or organ transplant, not a
meal, and hence does not violate the biblical admonition to "abstain
from [eating] blood." The Watchtower Society attempts to deny these
members, many of them born to JW parents, a free choice in their medical
care by means of controls and sanctions - namely enforced shunning by JW
family members and friends. They have been persecuted for their
conscientious beliefs by their own religious organization which presents
itself as a champion of human rights.
|...Watchtower policy now permits the use of all of these blood
Percentage of total weight of blood
At one time Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) prohibited the
use of every blood component shown here. The Watchtower has gradually
permitted each component to be used, first globulin, then the clotting
factors, plasma proteins and finally hemoglobin in June of 2000. The
Watchtower still insists that JWs “abstain from blood”. Since permitted
|...yet Watchtower Society policy continues to make modern day martyrs
out of Jehovah's Witness kids - why?
The cover of the May 22, 1994 Awake! magazine showing
photos of 26 children, with the caption: "Youths Who Put God First."
Inside the magazine glorifies Witness children who died supporting WTS
What can I do?
(1) Ask JWs you know or who call at your door, "how does the Watchtower decide which parts of blood God permits?"
(2) Support AJWRB's educational work which has helped thousands of JWs reconsider their position.