Did I miss something? The WTS now allows Autologous Blood Transfusions?

by M.J. 23 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • M.J.

    From poppyR's thread on the new blood cards: http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/104206/1.ashx

    section 4, "Regarding Autologous blood procedures" has an option "(b) I am prepared to accept any such procedure."

    NEW LIGHT????

    Witnesses can now have the option of storing their own blood before a medical procedure? This is big news, is it not?

    Am I missing out on a thread on this?

  • inbyathread

    Don't go that far in reading it. The line does give examples but does not list stored blood. Sorry.

  • Check_Your_Premises

    I don't think this means they can pre-store their blood. It means they can use cell collectors, machines that circulate their blood outside their own body and pumps it back into them (the route of circulation isn't broken), or if they need to have some of their own blood used to create some medicine.

    I am not aware of ANY change that allows them to prestore their own blood. It is supposed to be poored out!!!


  • M.J.

    It gives examples, certainly, but the option isn't limited to the specific examples given. Just like the option of accepting hemoglobin via Hemopure isn't listed as an example under "minor fractions of blood". This doesn't mean Hemopure is not allowed. I think they are sneaking this one in!

  • LittleToe

    No. This is to give them the opportunity to refuse it in writing

  • blondie

    They can use blood fractions made from someone else's pre-stored blood.

  • Scully
    No. This is to give them the opportunity to refuse it in writing

    or else make it easier for the elders to decide that the person has DA'd themselves.

  • M.J.

    they apparently ARE ALLOWED to donate (store) blood for its future use as "minor fractions" :


    (scroll down to Marvin Shilmer's post regarding letters to the WTS on this--and their response)

  • willyloman

    I questioned this, too, because: autologous refers to use of your own blood. I'll go read Shilmer's letter.

  • Elsewhere

    Does anyone have a scan of the new "blood card" ?

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