My JW Mom. Her heart beat until it ran out of oxygen. My active JW sibings and the HLC Elder lied to my non JW father about blood fractions she could have taken, like hemoglobin. (some can - some can't) They wanted to perserve the "unity" myth with my Dad, that all JW's were exactly the same -- the world over.
She died, smothered to death, so Witnesses would look 'unified'. That is true insanity.
The Bible says 'abstain' from blood. In every case it was talking about 'eating' blood. It is a deliberate misrepresentation of secular facts when they say, "transfusions are the same as 'eating' blood." It is never digested or used by the body as nutrition. They lie when they say it's the same as 'being fed intravenously" like glucose.
The Bible does not say a word about transfusions. The WT purposefully decided it was 'eating blood', which is direct 'misrepresentation' (lie) of known secular and medical science.
"Can't never could..."
One thing for sure...NOTHING will ever happen if we don't try to use this tool. All the ones who want to complain and 'sit on their butts' and wait for others to do the work should know that the rest of of will try our best. Maybe you'll benefit from everyone else's work and you won't have to lift a finger. I hope you'll come back and apologize to Barbara, when and if, something 'Big' comes out of this.
Personally, when I start counting all the newbies and lurkers that...because of Barbara's thread...have had the extra 'push' they needed to start posting. That's a BIG WIN right there !