Synthetic Blood trial slated for 2017
Lee Elder - "...perhaps this one will offer a way out for Jehovah's Witnesses."
I'm sure some of 'em are crossing their fingers.
Even back when I was still in, I'd figured out that if the WTS were mistaken, they couldn't easily abandon the no-blood policy (for several reasons), and were probably hoping that the development and approval of synthetic blood would provide a solution.
Taking that line of thinking a step further, I can't help but wonder if the people responsible for this product have (indirect) WT connections.
There is no one with greater personal interest and potential gain from synthetic blood (in practically any form or source) than the Watchtower, and the military, imo.