I've been thinking lately about the recent thread discussing the Awake! where blood is mentioned as "an organ" 4 times in the 1 paragraph. That's amazing and I am really starting to get the feeling the Org. is prepping up to change the bloody policy, do away with it completely by making it a "matter of conscience"....because blood is an "organ" and is not used by the body as food when transfused.
Ok -they might lose a few thousand current witnesses, but they don't care! The would view the potential increase in the millions if they dropped their fanatical blood policy, so to lose a few thousand now would not be a problem. The old guard are dying out anyway and even amongst the old fanatics, most would stay regardless of the change.
Money will dictate this issue, and they will be forced to do something drastic soon to reverse the downward spiral. Even after the failure of 1975, they had the pressure of the new millenium to keep the brothers in fear, now that the Year 2000 has been and gone there is nothing left to motivate the rank and file.
Interesting few years coming up I say!