Meet Mr. Michael Columbus - a Jehovah's Witness who has a personal financial interest in keeping the Watchtower's noblood doctrine alive and kicking.
Michael J. Columbus - Jehovah's Witness Extraordinaire.
Summary of Columbus' accomplishments:
For more than 30 years I have been involved in blood management. In 1998, I coordinated the establishment the world renowned Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. After 10 years we reduced the annual cost of blood from $6.3M to $2.6M, and increased profitability to $10M net profit.
In 2010, I founded medi-coin, the first international bloodless program in Bangalore, India. This venture provides bloodless medicine and surgery at a significant cost savings compared to health-care cost in industrialized countries.
In 2011, I became an Adviser to the Board of Directors for Jah-Jireh Homes of America, a non-profit corporation established to provide assisted living care homes exclusively for the long-term care needs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Legacy Place Cottages located in Allentown, PA, are the first such homes in the United States.
Currently, Mr. Columbus is a Sales and Leasing Consultant for Fox Honda in Auburn, New York.
Columbus founded Medi-Coin in 2010.
Directors of Medi-coin:
Nadappan Varkey Paulose and Bernard Paul (or is that Paul Bernard - New York "executive coach"?).
Michael Columbus' interests with Medi-coin included medical tourism to India.
And...Medi-Coin has its own facebook page (which appears to be inactive now - last post was made in September 2014)
Bloodless surgery to provide reliefHCG, the company that Medi-Coin collaborated with, has recently went public with shares:
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bangalore: Bloodless surgery is a safe and effective approach for early recovery as well as to prevent complications of blood transfusion. Interacting with reporters at Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG) Ltd, hepatobiliary surgeon Dr Sanjay Govil, said: “Less than 20% of liver resections require transfusion. Earlier, it was considered that liver surgery was impossible without high volume of blood transfusion, but in reality, 80% of the liver related surgery doesn’t need transfusion. And, the objective of conducting bloodless surgery is to reduce blood loss.”
To promote bloodless surgery, HCG has collaborated with Medicoin, a medical consultancy organization, for providing quality healthcare service for those seeking bloodless medical and surgical management.
Cofounder of Medicoin, Michael J Columbus, said: “Performing a surgery without blood loss is bloodless surgery. US military is opting for bloodless surgery as the best and safe alternative in battle field where access to blood is difficult. Even in South Africa, where AIDS is rampant, bloodless surgery is considered as a safe option. In India, we are collaborating with HCG and our focus will be on research, training and to share expertise on appropriate blood management.”
Bangalore-based HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG), one of the largest cancer treatment hospital chains in the country, has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with securities market regulator SEBI to float its initial public offer (IPO).There is very little in current news about Columbus' medi-coin interests, but it may have changed its name somewhat ... I am a bit unclear as to what it is up to now.
Although the company is yet to freeze a price band, the proposed issue is expected to be worth around $100-130 million (Rs 640-840 crore), as per VCCircle estimates based on what it intends to raise through a fresh issue of shares.
It might be this company now: http://medicoin.x10.mx/ but I am not positive about that. And...it could also be the Medicoin that conducts conferences for The Society for Regenerative, Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine India (SRAAMI).http://sraami.com/
MEDICOIN 2015A Jehovah's Witness involved in a "society" that focuses on anti-aging seems to be fairly plausible - it fits with the notion of "living forever here on earth".
Longevity & Regeneration: A Novel Approach
The 3rd International Indian Congress on Anti Aging, Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine
Medicine and the Watchtower/JWs - such a fine, fine fit...how handy it is to have a religion that will back up "medical advice" for the profits of those JWs who are in the position to shake green hands.
If you want to know the reasons why the WT blood doctrine has shifted and slid around so much, especially in the past 20 years or so....you would do best to follow the money. Money talks and bullshit walks. The blood doctrine of the WT, in all its shapes and sizes and confusion, is dependent upon how much money is to be made from it. The blood doctrine has ZERO to do with the bible and EVERYTHING to do with how much profit can be generated for the JWs who are invested in bloodless medicine.