Not as big a screwup in 2002 when the "blood cards" were printed incorrectly.
used the phrase "no allogeneic" (blood from someone else) and seem to imply autologus (your own stored blood) was okay. Sorry the scans don't se
Where is the WTS headed with their blood policy?
By Lee Eldersenior AJWRB member
Recently Jehovah's Witnesses learned that there would be no pocket size advance directives (blood cards) issued this year  and naturally, this has created some speculation as to the reason.
03/1999 Blood Card-image 1
If you are carrying or possess the most recent "released" version of the card which was published in March 1999, you will find it interesting to note that a new version was in fact prepared for this year and published in June 2001. The cards were shipped to some congregations and probably a few were actually distributed to members who were baptized over the summer and fall in congregations that ran out of the older version.
About a month ago, congregations were informed not to distribute these new cards, but rather destroy them. The difference is one line where the older March - 1999 card states "I direct that no blood transfusion [see image 1] (whole blood, red cells, white cells, platelets or blood plasma) be given to me...," the June - 2001 version reads "I direct that no allogeneic blood transfusion [see image 2] (whole blood, red cells, white cells, platelets or blood plasma) be given to me..." So the difference in the cards is the use of the word allogeneic in the June 2001 version.
06/2001 Blood Card (not distributed) -image 2The word "allogeneic" refers to intraspecies genetic variations. Therefore, an "allogeneic" transfusion is one derived from the blood of a different person. The implication here is clear. The Watchtower Society stood at the threshold em to work any more.