a blood trasfution does not a guarantee a patient's survival.
How typical of JW ignorance and arrogance! Far, far more lives have been saved by transfusions than have been saved by refusing them. Like the Pharisees who condemned Jesus for healing on the Sabbath, JWs today condemn the good others do simply because those others don't comply with the JW pharisaical interpretations of the Law. Jesus told the Pharisees they would rescue a sheep from a pit on the Sabbath, but JWs would prefer to see a human child die than to have the child's parents break their human twisting of what the Scriptures really mean. Jesus gave his own blood to save others. JWs talk big about following his example, yet strangely they look down on others who would go that far to save others.