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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.

"In former times thousands of youths died for putting God first. They are still doing it, only today the drama is played out in hospitals and courtrooms, with blood transfusions the issue."
Awake! - May 22, 1994, p.2 (Official Jehovah's Witness publication)
Why are these kids dead?
   Test your knowledge about Jehovah's Witnesses and blood. Did you know that...
...Watchtower policy now permits the use of highly purified cow's blood?

Watchtower Society approves Hemopure for Jehovah's Witnesses

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. 
AJWRB members in the United States, Netherlands, and United Kingdom have been disfellowshipped for questioning the Watchtower's irrational blood policy.

...Watchtower policy now permits the use of all of these blood components?

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 blood
components total 100% many have asked, "What is actually forbidden?". Permitted blood components are processed from donated, stored blood. JWs benefit from the blood components donated by others but they are forbidden from donating to the blood supply. Is such a policy ethical and in accordance with well established Christian principles?

Research Articles

What is a blood transfusion?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses really abstain from blood?

Watchtower blood policy changes again

Watchtower ceases disfellowshiping members who accept blood?

H.L.C. members voice their concerns

Modern science refutes WTS blood fraction policy

Watchtower officials commit perjury?

Watchtower leaders caught in deception

Contact AJWRB

...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 policy.
 
President  Vladimiro
Naranjo
 "This is a form of murder, moreover, first degree murder...Religious freedom is not absolute, there are limitations, a religion that attempts to claim the life of a person cannot be legally permitted." - Constitutional Court of Colombia. Learn more

What's New
Recent medical articles & other developments

Trauma - Life in the E.R.(Video) - bloodless treatment leads to death

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.


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