HBOC's are not yet approved and are considered dangerous. Ignoring the fact they come from blood....
It is ridiclous, their method of deciding yes or no is nonsensical and seems based on size of compounds and the colour of cells. Organ transplant is ok, yet they dont realise that an organ is just a collection of tissues made up of cells. Blood is in fact a tissue!!
Plasma is just water with a bit of protein (albumin- egg white) in it and some minerals, yet is forbidden????? Why? The bible specifies nothing on this ! Probably the brooklyn lemons feel there is significance to plasma being the majority of the volume of blood, of course plasma is mostly water and we are mostly water, there is no significance at all !!!
As for the rest of blood, they seem obsessed with red blood cells, but these are just cells made of fats and proteins, same as every other cell. Red blood cells dont even have DNA in them, they are nothing more than floating rafts for oxygen molecule to grab hold of. Becasue we need a lot of oxygen and it has to reach every cell of our body all the time, we have lots of these red rafts and this gives our blood a red appearance.
How is a clotting factor allowed, a functioning unit of blood, and yet a dumb raft for oxygen to stick to forbidden? On what grounds?
There is nothing sacred about any of it and they must not lie about components, if you break anything down to its components you just get the periodic table, so to pretend that atoms in the configuration of a concave red cells means something to god is just stupid!! Besides in their BLOOD brochure in the 80's they then said fractions were a sin. What has changed ?
To humans thousands of years ago that saw people die when the red stuff poured out, OF COURSE it was seen as sacred, the life force, a connection between god and life. For when it 'returned to the ground' so did that person's life. But this is just dumb ignorance. If god thought blood was so sacred, why do most of the animals survive off of it, tearing each other to shreds! Some animals depend on it, mosquitos and leeches!
Also there are plenty of fluids we can't live without. Is CSF fluid sacred? It is as vital to our life as blood, but not as dramatic in colour and less likely to be noticed in trauma as it is a clear fluid.
Basically, how do they know that god dissaproves of a cup of tea, but wouldn't mind someone having a tea bag or hot water, or milk or sugar. It is either all stupid or none of it, you can't just make up the rules for millions of people without explaining why or how !!!
You certainly can't imply that this life saving treatment is SAFER to refuse... if it was, you wouldnt have AWAKE covers with dead children on them.