WT BLOOD GUILT EXPOSED TO THE WORLD

by DannyHaszard 185 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • jam
    jam

    question, since the law given on blood was given too the Jews, and today they still hold too those laws, HOW DO THEY VEIW BLOOD TODAY? THEY KNEW THE LAW. DO THEY REFUSE BLOOD?

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    Comment enabled Midwife disputes health allegations
    Ventura County Star (subscription), CA - 50 minutes ago
    She said the woman and her husband were Jehovah's Witnesses who made it clear they didn't want blood transfusions or medical intervention.

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    DannyHaszard
    Abusing God's children
    National Post, Canada - 1 6 minutes ago
    Parents who imagine themselves to be "Jehovah's Witnesses" have refused permission for their children to receive blood transfusions. ...
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    Court Won't Re-Hear Blood Transfusion Case
    CJOB, Canada - 12 minutes ago
    A Jehovah's Witness teen in Manitoba who refused a blood transfusion will not have her case re-heard by the province's top court. ... A Jehovah's Witness teen in Manitoba who refused a blood transfusion will not have her case re-heard by the province's top court. The Manitoba Court of Appeal has turned down the girl's application to rehear the case. Earlier this year, the Appeals Court upheld a lower court ruling forcing the teen to receive blood for her Crone's Disease. Her lawyer argued she was a mature minor able to make her own health decisions. In the end, the girl admitted she accepted the treatment before the case even went to the Court of Appeal. The Jehovah's Witness Religion prohibits the ingestion of blood. CJOB's Jeff Keele reporting.

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    Jehovah's Witness liaisons help surgeons adapt comment
    Tulsa World , OK - 1 hour ago
    Collins said the purpose of the committee is to ensure that Jehovah's Witnesses receive quality medical care without violating their beliefs about blood. Jehovah's Witness liaisons help surgeons adapt By KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
    5/15/2007
    Last Modified: 5/15/2007 9:30 AM

    The faith opposes traditional blood trans- fusions, and the rep- resentatives suggest alternative treatments.



    If it weren't for the Jehovah's Witness hospital liaison committee, Ted Christensen believes that he wouldn't be able to walk today.

    "It pulled me through," the Tulsa-area contractor said. "Without doing the surgery and working with the liaison committee, I'd be in a wheelchair."

    Christensen, 37, needed the surgery last year after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle he was riding at Camp Gruber near Braggs. The vehicle rolled over, breaking his left pelvis and crushing his right pelvis.

    Christensen was taken by LifeFlight to Tulsa , where he was transferred to St. Francis Hospital and scheduled for two emergency surgeries.

    But Christensen is a Jehovah's Witness, whose doctrine opposes blood transfusions, including whole blood, red cells, white cells, plasma or platelets.

    He refused to sign the consent form for the surgery.

    "My surgeon was concerned," he recalled. "He said: 'We can't perform the surgery without blood. You're going to die.' "

    The surgeon, Dr. Todd Swenning of Tulsa , said he was uneasy

    transfusion-free sur- gery because fixing Christensen's pelvis would require a large incision.

    "If he lost a lot of blood, we would have nothing to give him and he could die," he said.

    Christensen called the Tulsa-area Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Richard Collins of the committee came to St. Francis to talk with Swenning about acceptable alternatives for Christensen, including blood salvaging -- a technique in which a surgeon collects the patient's lost blood, filters and washes it, and transfers it back into the patient.

    Swenning performed the surgery using this technique.

    Christensen "did as well as I could have hoped," he said.

    Swenning said the liaison helped him understand Christensen's beliefs more fully and have more compassion for him.

    "I think it's my obligation to respect his beliefs," he said.

    Collins said the purpose of the committee is to ensure that Jehovah's Witnesses receive quality medical care without violating their beliefs about blood.

    "Our beliefs are based on Scripture in Leviticus and Acts that call for us to abstain from blood," he said.

    Some Jehovah's Witnesses will accept no blood of any kind, including blood fractions such as clotting factors, hemoglobin, interferons and platelet-derived healing factors, Collins said.

    But because the Bible does not specifically address other procedures or blood fractions, the decision to accept their use is left to the individual, he said.

    "We're not making decisions for them. We only want to ensure that their beliefs are respected," he said.

    Every Jehovah's Witness carries a medical directive card that specifies that blood should not be given if the person is injured. It lists alternative treatments that the person might accept.

    Collins said liaisons have access to those records to ensure that the person's wishes are respected, particularly if the person is unconscious.

    "We're not working against anybody," he said. "We're working with them to help the patient get better."

    The medical community has come a long way, from early suspicions about the liaison's intent to eagerness to learn how to meet the needs of patients without violating their moral beliefs, Collins said.

    "The poor doctor is trained to do certain things, but if he has one of his hands tied behind his back, he doesn't know what to do," he said. "What we do is help untie his hand so the patient can get the best care possible."



    What is bloodless surgery?



    The term "bloodless surgery" should not be taken literally. The patient will bleed. He or she just won't receive a transfusion of allogeneic blood. That's blood taken from someone else. It is the type of blood provided by blood banks.

    People choose bloodless surgery either for religious reasons or personal preference. Jehovah's Witnesses, for example, firmly believe that blood has sacred meaning and that it should not be removed from the body and stored, nor should someone else's blood be taken in during transfusion.

    Other people simply do not like the idea of putting a foreign substance in the body. The hepatitis scare in the 1970s and the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s made many people think twice about receiving blood.

    Allogeneic blood transfusions also are very expensive. It is estimated that every unit of red blood cells that is transfused increases the cost of a hospital stay by $1,000 to $1,300.

    Blood transfusion alternatives:

    Blood salvaging: Blood that is lost during surgery can be collected, filtered, washed and transferred back into the patient.

    Hemodilution: Blood can be removed before surgery, and the volume is replaced with water and minerals. The blood stays in storage bags connected to the patient, and it is returned to the patient after surgery.

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard
    "We're not making decisions for them. We only want to ensure that their beliefs are respected," he said.

    Every Jehovah's Witness carries a medical directive card that specifies that blood should not be given if the person is injured. It lists alternative treatments that the person might accept.

    Collins said liaisons have access to those records to ensure that the person's wishes are respected, particularly if the person is unconscious.
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    DannyHaszard

    ' ;Bloodless surgery' gains more adherents comment
    Tulsa World , OK - 25 minutes ago
    More hospitals across the country have begun "bloodless surgery" programs, typically in an effort to fulfill the needs of Jehovah's Witnesses, ... kim.archer@tulsaworld.com author storyideas@tulsaworld.com story ideas letters@tulsaworld.com letter to editor http://www.tulsaworld.com/mm/staff/contactus.aspx other contacts 'Bloodless surgery' gains more adherents

    By KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
    5/15/2007
    Last Modified: 5/15/2007 9:30 AM More hospitals across the country have begun "bloodless surgery" programs, typically in an effort to fulfill the needs of Jehovah's Witnesses, said Dr. Nicolas Jabbour, who started Oklahoma's first hospital-based program at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City .

    "Most patients are Jehovah's Witness patients, but the public in general is becoming more aware and informed about bloodless surgery," he said.

    In bloodless surgery, the patient does not receive a transfusion of allogeneic blood -- that which is donated from a blood bank.

    Jabbour said he became interested in bloodless medicine a decade ago at the University of Southern California and began to study ways to minimize blood transfusions.

    He was part of the university's team that performed the world's first bloodless, live-donor liver transplant in a Jehovah's Witness in 1999.

    He has performed 30 bloodless liver transplants with 100 percent success, he said.

    "There are a lot of studies that show that using less blood or no blood can be better for the patient," he said.

    Because blood is an immunosuppressant, the transfusion of donated blood raises the risk of infection. However, Jabbour emphasizes that people should not fear blood transfusions.

    "This does not mean that blood is bad. It saves millions of people's lives every day," he said. "Overall, it is a very safe product
    , but it is not 100 percent safe."

    Jabbour's interest in bloodless surgery has been driven more by the fact that blood often is in short supply and can be expensive.

    "Blood is a precious, finite product. People shouldn't think it is plentiful, cheap or doesn't present some risk," he said.

    Elective surgeries often are canceled because of the shortage of blood, he said.

    Alternatives to blood transfusions are necessary to avert problems resulting from shortages or to appease patients who for religious or personal reasons do not want transfusions, Jabbour said.

    "Bloodless medicine is not just a marketing tool," he said.

    "It not only helps the Jehovah's Witness community, but it may impact overall blood conservation."

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=070515_1_A9_hThef38217 11. 5/16/2007 5:15:43 PM, Milton Martinez, Buffalo, NY...... There is no substitute for blood. If you want to be a practicing Witness you don't accept a blood transfusion.....Liaison Member Milton Martinez ------------- HELLO! There you have it from the 'horse's mouth' from the Watchtower's own Liaison Member Milton Martinez

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    " ;Knocking," an inside look at Jehovah's Witnesses, will premiere ...
    NorthJersey.com, NJ - 39 minutes ago
    Journalist Joel P. Engardio -- whose parents were Jehovah's Witnesses -- produced and directed the Independent Television Service film with award-winning ... J.W. FYI


    Known for their door-to-door ministry, Jehovah's Witnesses consider themselves Christians but differ in significant ways from traditional Christian denominations. They believe, for example: • The human soul ceases to exist at death. Only the righteous are awakened from their eternal "sleep." • Satan is the invisible ruler of the world. • Righteous people will be physically resurrected on a renewed Earth. • 144,000 specially chosen individuals will be born again and enter heaven. That number comes from the 12 Tribes of Israel. They do not believe:The Bible should be taken literally.They have their own version of the Bible, in which certain passages have been changed . In the divinity of Jesus or the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. • In the need for clergy. • In celebrating secular or religious holidays such as Christmas and birthdays. That blood transfusions are ever permitted.

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