On the contrary, the soft-pedalling of the dangers of refusing blood transfusions, and at the same time magnifying the dangers terrorizes most witnesses in to refusing blood in any case. I've sat with my husband through two blood videos produced by the society. Maybe a minute or two at the beginning on bible verses and the rest of the video is men in white lab coats about the glories of bloodless surgery. I've read of ex-witnesses here who continue to be sickened by the thought of a blood transfusion. This is wrong.
Every time I have argued the blood doctrine with a "true believer" they tried to bring up medical "facts" when they started to lose on the bible-front. This is very dangerous misinformation, and I am GLAD, GLAD, GLAD someone has finally documented it.
IF THE WATCHTOWER society had properly represented the facts and explained to faithful JW's that THEIR STAND ON BLOOD MAY VERY WELL BE FATAL, I'd respect their stance. But they don't. And tragically, many JW's go to their grave HOPING for a MEDICAL MIRACLE or JEHOVAH'S INTERVENTION.