How Dangerous are Blood Transfusions really?

by TheWonderofYou 33 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • TheWonderofYou

    This is a report about the successful implementation of the Patientbloodmanagent in Germany and Prof. Zacharowski as well as the business trip of his life with shocking facts about transfusions in his bag.

    This year 2016 president Obama and vice Biden awarded German physicians Prof. Kai Zacharowski with Humanitarian Award for Patient Safety.

    Patient Safety Movement Foundation awarded Prof. Kai Zacharowski besides US President Barack Obamaand Vice President Joe Biden for his important contribution to reducing preventable patient deaths. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation set the goal to massively reduce the number of preventable deaths of hospital patients worldwide by 2020. ….The Congress was attended by 250 international experts in medicine and politics, including former US President Bill Clinton. The study group from Germany travelled with representatives from 4 university hospitals (Frankfurt, Bonn, Kiel and Muenster). The group recently completed its study on Patient Blood Management with 129,000 patients.


    This is an older comment of 2013 of Prof emeritus Gombotz an anaesthesiologist, from Austrian hospital Linz an,who was one of the initiators of the Austrian benchmark study that already has been mentioned by Orphancrow

    "Gombotz: Actually we should be grateful to Jehovah's Witnesses,because we have learned to make do with less blood transfusions inthe same or better disease. Of course there are emergencies in whicheven the best blood management does not help and you have to transfuse. Until that happens, however, you have many options".

    In Austria PBM was implemented 2006 in the Austrian Hospital Linz. In 2007 the Austrian benchmark study by Gombotz H, Rehak PH, Shander A, Hofmann A: Blood use in elective surgery: the Austrian benchmark study. Transfusion2007, 47(8):1468-1480.

    It was trigger for a movement. It was a benchmarkstudy of several hospitals in Austria in cooperation with Australia, and USA. It showed the blood is given to fast. WestAustralia implmeneted the PBM fast. Hofmann and Shander were payed millions of dollars for their consultant activity as has been reported by Orphancrow.
    More about Hofmanns and co consultant activity later on this channel

    The WHO has taken over this concept and since 2011 the Patient Blood Management is to be implemented worldwide. Many countries already implement the system. West-Australia, Holland, England. Austria however stopped implementation because the fear of loosing blood donors and because the voluntary Red Cross is financed via blood donations.

    So it came that the Austrian benchmark study is not part of the below list, obviously it has not been published (?) acccording to the comment at But it is mentioned as the first scientific report or benchmark study.


    The following is a list of the actual valid scientific publications about effects of blood transfusion as seen on the german site of

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Most if not all surgical procedures involve risks to a patient, however the transfusion of one person's venous blood into another individual, presents various risks which the National Health Service in the U.K. acknowledge and address via their website for health professionals, SERIOUS HAZARDS of TRANSFUSION. (S.H.O.T.)

  • TheWonderofYou

    I have hesitated to post this video about "dangerous transfusions" not to encourage someone who is adherent to the blood-ban dogma yet more to agree to their own death. But the facts are here. It is sad that many J.W. are not distinguish between the danger of the transfusion and the necessity to accept it in case of extreme emergency case.

  • OrphanCrow

    How dangerous are blood transfusions....really?

    Actually, they are one of the safest medical procedures that a person can have.

    Blood management - the control of the world's blood supply - is simply blood politics. Politics fueled by economics.

    Surgical alternatives to blood transfusions are blood transfusions - the transfusion of a person's own blood (*to add - and the transfusion of synthetic fluids). The ideology behind bloodless procedures, and what underpins blood management, is that a person can become contaminated by another person's blood - bloodless procedures supposedly keep a person's blood clean and pure.

    Blood management is an ideology

    Blood politics

  • TheWonderofYou

    Prof. Zacharovski, Alex Hofmann (he is J.W.) are part of the core project team of the EU-Patient Blood Management.

    In 2014 The AIT Austrian Institut of Technology has been assigned to lead the project scientifically.

    AIT Blood project site


    Dr. rer. medic. Axel Hofmann ME, Medical Society for Blood Management is consultant, economist and medical scientist. He engages in Clinical Trials, Health Economics and also in the economic aspects of transfusions and has worked for many instituts.

    Visiting Professor | Institute of Anaesthesiology University Hospital Zurich - Switzerland Adjunct

    Associate Professor | Faculty of Health Sciences Curtin University Western Australia

    Adjunct Associate Professor | School of Surgery Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences University of Western Australia

    Profile and picture at research gate., 60 publications, 1.368 citations

  • OrphanCrow
    OrphanCrow Hans Gombotz a JW?

    Or has he just performed bloodless procedures on a whole lot of JWs? Is his affiliation with the bloodless JWs (Hofmann et al) more than just a mutual medical interest? Is he one of the many JW doctors that the WT refers to?

    I seem to remember seeing Shannon Farmer's name attached to Austrian BM activities. He sort of disappeared after the Australian publicity. I think he hangs out with the European crew - he would be Hofmann's shadow

  • jwfacts

    No one questions that there is danger with blood transfusions. A Doctor's goal is to provide a transfusion when it is less dangerous than not having one. JW's have been sacrificial lambs, and for no justifiable reason.

  • steve2

    There are risks involved with any medical procedure. Period . Hence, the greater the actual risk, the more patients and surgeons engage in cost/benefit dialogues .

    To milk normal medical risks to advance religious beliefs - and to publicise those beliefs as primarily based on avoiding medical risks - is unconscionable.

    When confronted with the blastingly obvious fact that risk calculations in deciding on medical/surgical procedures are normal, JWs then move away from the medical to the Scriptural as the main justification for their blood ban .Suddenly, it matters not that blood transfusions have become increasingly safer across recent decades. It matters not that in cases of catastrophic blood loss ( as in MVAs) there is absolutely no safe alternative to blood .

    Religious people who ban this or that medical procedure on the basis of modern Biblical interpretations and then jump on any medical "facts" to bolster their stupidity are themselves, stupid at best, duplicitous at worst.

    Vested interests in bloodless surgery run high with JW-affiliations dotted anonymously across the landscape of the flimsy "scientific" outcome research supporting bloodless surgery.

  • OrphanCrow
    jwfacts: No one questions that there is danger with blood transfusions. A Doctor's goal is to provide a transfusion when it is less dangerous than not having one. JW's have been sacrificial lambs, and for no justifiable reason.


    That is why it is important to have accurate information about what the real risks are:

  • TheWonderofYou

    Shannon or Shander?

    1. SHANDER


    Dr. Aryeh Shander MD FCCM FCCP works Englewood Hospital and Medical Center chief department of Anesthesiology. They are co-authors of the Austrian benchmark study 2007.

    Shander, 2015

    Day 2 committment

    Part 2

    Shander, 2013 at PSSTS – Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit - Patient safety movement

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3 Overuse of red blood cell transfusion

    Shander, 2013 Patient Blood Management at Englewood Hospital

    2011, Plenar discussion

    2. SHANNON

    SHANNON L. FARMER, Univ. Western Australia, Perth!!!

    Co-autor with Hofmann, Univ. Zurich, Switzerland and Aryeh SHANDER, School of Mount Sinai!! as well of course Englewood, wrote Article 2015 and 2016 together with Hofmann as you can see in the link.

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