Is it any coincidence that the Society have made the main article in the August 2006 Awake! about blood?
What with Shunned Father's lawsuit, and Kerry's article on the misrepresentation of blood by the Watchtower, it strikes me as too convenient for WTS to have a whole article on blood.
A quick summary
Front Cover: Picture of human body showing veins, arteries and the heart with the title "BLOOD Why So Valuable?"
Page 3 - What Is The Most Precious Fluid Of All?
A Unique Organ
Page 4 - TRANSFUSION MEDICINE - Is Its Future Secure?
Disease-Free Blood - A Moving Target
Mistakes and Transfusion Reactions
Experts Speak Out
Will Medicine Change?
Page 8 - The Composition of Blood
A whole two pages on the components and fractions of blood
PLASMA 52-62% of blood
water is 91.5% of plasma
proteins 7% of plasma
other substances 1.5%
WHITE BLOOD CELLS
1% of blood
1% of blood
RED BLOOD CELLS
38-48% of blood (These cells keep tissue alive by bringing oxygen to it and taking carbon dioxide away)
Can the same be said of saline solution or any other volume expander?
Page 10 - The Real Value of BLOOD
picture of 5 very young children with the caption "The global community shares a common life source: blood. It is the life force in all
human beings, regardless of colour, race or religion." - President of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Our Creator and Blood
So, while acknowledging that blood is very valuable and even quoting from a UN source, they then tell you that God doesn't want you to have any to keep you alive.
How sick is that?