Can Jehovah's Witnesses accept blood transfusions in emergencies? WikiAnswers

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  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Also worth mentioning is that the blood would come from an unbeliiever, since JWs do not contribute blood, and don't allow a person to use their own blood.

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    "fractions of porneia" - genius!

  • tec

    Pretty sure its saying that the Governing Body is speaking as Christ - for anyone who wants to dispute that they're calling themselves a prophet.


  • garyneal

    Wow, that does make them sound totally ridiculous.

    One thing, I thought it was not a disfellowshipping offense if a witness accepts a blood transfusion. Although, the elders treat a witness who does accept one voluntarily as a witness who is disassociating himself.

    The penalty is the same though. Shunning and treated as dead.

    Is it any wonder why this religion is so small in terms of head count?

    0.1% of the world's population.

  • troubled mind
    troubled mind

    That answer was done very well indeed I don't see any untruth in it at all. Wording it that way should help a few faithful ones see just how stupid the blood tranfusion doctrine really is ......

  • TD

    Firstly the 'faithful and discreet' slave are the 10 or so men in Brooklyn that make up our Organization's Governing Body.

    Is that "official" doctrine at this point? Witness literature still teaches that the "Faithful and discreet slave" is the entire body of anointed (i.e. A composite class) and that the Governing Body is the representative of that slave.

  • Mary
    salcoton asked: Are fractions of porniea okay?

    According to the 'No Fornication Card', it's a 'conscience matter':

  • Jadeen

    Wow, that's awesome Mary! I'm going to print some of those off!

  • Mary

    Make sure you get two elders to sign it!

  • little witch
    little witch

    I am a proud donor of plasma and have been for many years. I donate twice a week. It is my hope that my donations will prolong life and or give a better quality of life for ANY one who needs it.

    My precious Grandchild is also a recipient of three organs.

    Hey watchtower, F*&$ You!


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