Current blood doctrine

by Warren Wilson 17 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Warren Wilson
    Warren Wilson
    I am new to this site. I was a jw from age 8 to 28. I am now 48 and leaving the organisation is the best decision I ever made in my life. Anyway,could somebody please tell me the current jw mis-stance on blood. I heard that it changed a while ago.
  • cofty

    Welcome Warren

    I don't think the doctrine has changed. The difference is that they are willing to accept some blood fractions.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher
    Big hello Warren. Good to have you join in the discussions here.
  • Slave4_38y
  • SecretSlaveClass
    Still the same. So if you want to pet panda bears make sure you never end up bleeding to death or you'll have Hobson's choice.

    Warren Wilson - You could try here - you should be up-to-date after that.

    Associated Jehovah’s Witnesses for Reform on Blood (now Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood)

  • SecretSlaveClass
    And by the way ... Welcome Warren!
  • Lee Elder
    Lee Elder
    The chart above is inaccurate. The Watchtower's policy permits the use of 100% of blood fractions.
  • Dissonant15

    Yes, You mean "major component" & "minor fraction".

    Major components are packed red cells, plasma, and platelets.

    Minor fractions are immune goblins, albumin, and vaccines.

  • sir82
    To be fully accurate, the chart should also probably identify that prior to 1961, even though blood & its fraction were prohibited, it was still not a disfellowshipping offense until 1961. It was viewed more or less the same as smoking - strongly discouraged, but not grounds for DF (yet).

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