Joseph...thanks for your comment and suggestion. I would have liked to have said more but time is the enemy in my radio show.
Found 2 interesting pieces of info from C.T. Russell:
1892 - The Watchtower's first mention of the blood issue. Russell's view was that the injunction at Acts 15 was a temporary measure to promote unity during the transition from the Jewish age to the Church Age (Watchtower 1/15, pp. 349-352).
1909 - Br. Russell comments on Acts chapter fifteen indicating his belief that observing the prohibition did not "MAKE THEM CHRISTIANS", but served to to preserve the body of Christians and Gentiles.(Watchtower 4/15/09, p. 4374)
The whole page is here: http://www.ajwrb.org/history/index.shtml#modern