The Horror of mom needing blood and almost dying...you dont want this!!!
You sound exhausted. Please look after yourself and know that we care.
Cofty wrote very informative post about Blood Transfusions & JW's.
The best I have ever read. There are two points he makes that I never even thought of........a must read!http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/273265/my-explanation-why-they-got-wrong-about-blood-using-only-nwt
I HATE THE WATCHTOWER SO MUCH FOR FALSE BULLSHIT OPINIONS THEY FORCE ON OTHERS.
I think there are issues with "consuming" blood. But that makes some sense - don't drink (ingest) blood. Although it is probably a high protein snack of very vital nutrient we already need. Transfusion are NOT DRINKING BLOOD. I am alive today for God's help/ability/knowledge to replace blood I needed.
Did ANYONE ever stop to think that God gave us the ability to save lives with blood transfusions? The medical and the science and the knowledge and the ability to save the lives of each other. GOD GAVE US BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AND LIFE SAVING SKILLS. Why the hell to people refuse God's gift?
Don't run around drinking the blood of goats. Be kosher. But any one who ever eats meat - ingests blood. Every single WT/JW should be vegan or they are breaking the law. No more meat ever. Die without God's gifts of saving lives.
Stupidest thing I ever heard that people refuse life saving measures.
Sorry I posted this from my files & now it doesn't 'click' can someone fix it?
I thought witnesses could take platelets. Isn't that considered a fractional component of blood? What is the difference between platelets and any other component that is allowed? Are you sure this is not a "conscience" matter?
Show your mom mark 7:18 where nothing taken in by a man can defile him. Matt 12 7-8 we desire mercy not sacrifice. Then show her the km we're the Borg says cows blood is OK.
@Witness007, I'm so sorry. This is VERY upsetting.
@Anon2, I have not heard of platelets being separated into fractions. Further, this is not done by the doctor. This would be a highly specialized lab function.
If this were my situation, I could only think to refer my parents to a so-called bloodless cancer treatment center like Johns Hopkins in MD. Cancer Treatment Centers of America are scattered throughout the US and prefer to avoid blood. I've seen Even non JW patients fly back and forth for their expertise.
@Crazyguy what km is that?!
This story is so disturbing. Platelets are just hunks of protein. They may be slightly bigger than the "approved" fractions and serum. But I have a hard time deciding to die based upon the size of the protein fraction. If they cut the platelets into smaller pieces that would be ok - right?
I'm so sorry.
Long-time JWs seem to be at a point where they are just weary, worn-out, tired of the daily struggle for life and keeping up with 'Jehovah's chariot'.
They see death as the guarantee of entry to the NewSystem (or heaven, if they are annointed).
It's just so sad for the survivors - especially those who know the truth about 'the truth'.
Sorry for your current struggle.