I find it interesting that Halal dietary requirements are so very similar to the Jewish.
I imagine Birdie will be in here with a comment eventually :-)
Bllood that equals life is the key the JW does not accept. .
To elevate blood as higher /more sacred than life is the perversion the Watchtower has created. Jesus himself in the Bible showed that breaking "rules" dietary or otherwise, was necessary and if it meant to save a life to do so. For the Watchtower to dictate to the followers of the organization, to elevate the blood and allow the lives to be lost is actually murder/blood on their hands.
The entire argument of possible problems with blood transfusions is completely irrelevant when speaking of a Biblical reason for blood refusal. The Watchtower strives to confuse with using occasional transfusion complication as an argument. ( Who is he Father of confusion...?) Every single medical procedure, drug, etc, has occasional risk and problems. Every single one. If a complication or side effect is a basis of an argument to refuse blood, then antidepressants etc, should also be banned under that logic.
It's designed to confuse. It's a non-argument - no way to give Biblical reason from Biblical sources. Therefore, the Watchtower proclaims it off limits and immediately looks at anyone questioning it with huge suspicion. The questions mean they might be losing a emotional lemming, and could possibly voice their (gasp) opinion or concerns to a lemming, causing a possible domino effect in anyone with even a hairline crack in their emotional dedication to the cult.
Facts mean nothing to an emotional lemming. Questions with no real answer, sometimes can. IMO