I left the Dubs a long time ago, so having been fully deprogrammed I can't always see stuff from the JW perspective.
At my father's funeral a couple of years ago my JW sister chose to give my wife a short sharp lecture about the wickedness of her profession. My wife is a midwife.
I found out about this a few weeks later and my wife told me to just forget it.
Also the other day one of the student midwives in our local hospital was confronted by the HLC while going for a break, and was told she was sinning by giving people blood. The girl was pretty upset by the experience of being confronted by 4 suited men who basically bullied her. She also doesn't understand why they think she's evil so I'm explaining to her what their blood policy is and how it is both contradictory and unscriptural.
My question really is why are JWs. ( some if not all ) hostile to medical staff? Is it purely because of the blood transfusion issue?
The HLC letter talks of healthy proactive exchanges between themsleves and medical staff. This is of course preferable, with mutual respect being shown on both sides.
However this certainly isn't the case in my local hospital where the HLC are simply despised, and security guards are called to eject them with little hesitation.