JWs use many parts or ‘fractions’ or components of blood. So if it was ‘sacred’ to God why the hypocritical contradiction/flip-flop? They use blood collections that are donated by Red Cross and others but don’t donate back. That’s more hypocrisy.
The Watchtower JW leadership promotes and praises bloodless elective surgeries. This is a great ideal indeed, but it’s no good to me if I am bleeding to death from a car crash and lose much of my blood volume and need emergency blood transfusion.
Remember the Jehovah’s Witnesses use thousands and thousands of pints of blood donated by others. They use 80 per cent of the blood volume as broken down ‘fractions’ then go on Bible thumping rants about how dangerous and sinful blood transfusions are. (JWs do allow organ transplants, which have more risks than whole-blood transfusions. So their arguments of disease transmission through blood are bogus.)
The Watchtower Society will not allow a Jehovah’s Witness follower to bank their own blood ahead of surgery which is the best, cheapest and safest option. The Watchtower’s rules against blood transfusions will eventually be abolished (very gradually to reduce wrongful death lawsuit liability) even now most of the blood ‘components’ are allowed.
Estimates range into the tens of thousands of men, women and children who have perished since Jehovah’s Witness blood ban inception year in 1945.
The creeping adapted creed adhered to by the JW in 2012 is based on legal liability to keep the Watchtower from being sued for wrongful deaths. They do not ‘abstain’ from blood; they use all kinds of blood derivatives (that are donated by organisations like the Red Cross that they don’t support).
That is nothing but hypocrisy!
Jehovah’s Witness blood policy reform site www.ajwrb.org is a great resource for doctors and hospitals.