Please post any experiences with the HLC here. Have you ever interacted with them? Are your relatives members of the HLC? And my big questions are....
DOES the Hospital Liaison Committee put patients under pressure not to accept whole blood transfusions?
DOES the Hospital Liaison Committee present details on ALL blood fraction options that are currently "allowed" by Jehovah's Witnesses to doctors, patients and their family members? (I certainly haven't yet been able to find the "complete JW's guide to blood fractions" online.)
And since accepting blood is not a disfellowshipping offense according to the Watchtower Society (yeah right?), DOES the Hospital Liaison Committee report acceptance of transfusions, of any kind, back to the patient's congregation or to the Watchtower Society?
This quote is from the site ..... http://www.noblood.org/news-hot-topics-such-hepatitis-c-sars-aids/6362-call-new-approach-transfusion-refusals.html
Obstetrics professor Deirdre Murphy said hospital staff often became uncomfortable when members of the Jehovah’s Witness hospital liaison committee came into the hospital. The perception was that they were putting the patient under pressure.
I would like to understand the role of the HLC more fully. I also hope Google picks up on this thread so that whatever facts or experiences people post here may be spread more widely to JW families facing the blood issue.