Do Witness children die from not taking blood?

by juandefiero 30 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • OrphanCrow
    sbf: And I don't know that thousands of children have died because of no blood. No doubt many have, but thousands?

    Yes. Thousands.

    70 years of blood ban...over 100,000 deaths since it started, 1000 per year.

    Of course 'thousands of children' is accurate.

  • ILoveTTATT2
    Just from leukemia it can be estimated that 1000 witnesses die every year... But you still have to include severe accidents eith major blood loss, and giving birth... Situations where blood is still necessary.
  • Giordano

    Do children carry a No Blood card at some point say after being baptized?

    Considering the JWs are now 8 million plus and have been in the millions for the last 40 years I imagine thousands of children may have died for want of a transfusion. It's not just just trauma where the situation is immediate. It also may be death because the surgeons couldn't operate without blood for many decades (open heart surgery) and a child couldn't survive that kind of surgery (great blood loss).

    More deaths may have resulted if parents are waiting for the courts to step in. Or a parent is arguing the merits of blood while a child needs treatment.

    Some cancer treatments require blood to offset the effects of treatment. Starting with surgery and/or chemo.

    We have also had cases where a mother to be bleeds out losing the unborn baby as well.

    Kids are often more accident prone and suffer trauma. In poorer countries and medical skills not the best more blood may be necessary.

    In the Awake Magazine those children themselves refused blood and a judge allowed it on the basis that they were old enough to make a faith based decision. Of course the parents and congregation encouraged the stance.

  • Finkelstein

    What many JWs today aren't aware of is that when this doctrine was created back in 1941 the WTS leaders made the proclamation that infusing blood from one individual to another, would essentially infuse the ill personality and character atrobutes over to the receiving person.

    As stupid and shocking that was of an assertion, thousands of people have died over a badly amateurish contrived doctrine by men who were not academically trained bible scholars.

    What people did do is be subservient to men who self assumed the power of the holy spirit unto themselves.

    A doctrine that should have been left as individual conscience basis, being that through the teachings of Jesus Christ, life was just as importance and sacred to uphold.

  • cappytan

    Giordano: Unbaptized children carry an "identity card" that has a no blood statement.

    Baptized children carry the DPA no blood card.

  • Finkelstein

    Whats the difference Cappy ?

  • Captain Schmideo2
    Captain Schmideo2

    Are all the pictures of children who actually died? That's pretty horrific.

    Well, if you want to pick nits about it, they all didn't die in the same year, so the sentence can be defended (by a soulless pyschopath) as being true.

  • Giordano

    Thanks Cappytan I was afraid of that.

    The difference Finkelstein is that the baptized child 9 to 16 however young and badly informed gets to carry around a suicide note.

  • cappytan

    Fink: the "identity card" is not a legal document.

    The DPA is a legal document.

  • Finkelstein

    Thanks Cappy

    I thought the only legal iidenty or notification is the one where one signs at the hospital stating that you will not accept a blood transfusion ?

    Those cards held by JWs are more of an expression of personal intent not really recognized by law.

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