First,be patient if I make mistakes here-I am new to posting. I have been a lurker for about a year now.I finally decided to join the conversation,but must be careful due to family still in. The new article in the August Awake has completely blown the witnesses stand on blood. They even admit that hemoglobin makes up 33% of red blood cells which are a forbidden component for JWs. Secular sources place that at 97%-neither is a small fraction. They also admit that blood is the only "organ" in the body that is a fluid. So what is the difference between blood as an organ transplant and other transplants? And do people realize that this hemoglobin may be coming from a cow? Why do they forbid the safest way to replenish needed blood-storing our own God given blood in case of need? Yet they allow this hemoglobin.
I work in the health care field and this is one of the things that started me questioning the sanity of this religion. I cannot believe I actually bought all this propaganda-I've been in for over 30 years. By the way, I appreciate all the support I have gotten from all your posts this past year. You have helped me maintain my sanity.Keep up the good work. You don't know who you are helping.