Pretend you were still a JW, would you have secretly wanted hospitals to force a loved on to have a blood transfusion?

by EndofMysteries 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • EndofMysteries
    I'm curious, even though JWs must fight and resist, how many secretly hope that their loved one is forced a blood transfusion so they can live and their conscious is cleared of having done everything possible to not have one? Or you have felt guilty and upset about it no matter what?
  • fiddler
    During my pregnancies I always took comfort in the fact that the state would intervene in behalf of my child over the blood issue if necessary. But, I mostly didn't like to think about it.
  • LAWHFol
    If it meant the Persons Life, I believe I would have to.
  • kairos

    The fact that the vast majority of transfusions have always been "fractions" makes this organisation even more, pardon the expression, blood guilty.

    People have died refusing blood because they thought Jehovah would be sad.
    They missed the fine print: fractions are OK.

    I can see it now. Wrongful death lawsuit regarding blood refusal.
    Won't they be surprised when WT lawyers show the wording that it's been a printed "conscience matter" for quite some time now.

    Listen, obey and be bled...

  • rebel8

    I used to secretly wish that would happen.

    Unfortunately the elders did practice drills with me on how to lie about the extent of my blood loss, then trick staff to leave the room, pull out the IV and escape. I never had to do any of that because no one ever tried to give me blood products while I was a jw.

  • Quarterback
    I unfortunately did see this happen, and the poor individual got Aids from a forced transfusion.
  • 3rdgen

    I would not have wanted blood forced on any adult including family because i was a true believer. I refused fractions, the whole bit. However, I was glad that the state took withholding blood out of parents hands. I could never handle it when children died over the blood issue.

    Now that I know TTATT, If my child had died because I refused a blood transfusion I would not be able to forgive myself or the WTBT$.

  • Vidiot
    When I was a teenager, I was aware that the Canadian government had allowed hospitals to override parents' wishes regarding transfusions in the case of minors, and I always (very privately) felt relieved.

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