1. The Doctor is qualified the Elder is not! David Reed in his book 'Blood on the Alter' mentioned something along the lines of up to 9k JW's died for refusing blood in '96 (Correct me if I'm wrong I'm going on memory).
2. Where's the proof of these statements? Who did they poll? This is the cult propoganda tactics of the 'Fallacy of over generalization'.
...........and they claim they are not a dangerous suicide cult! My 'symbol of life' boils!