The Blood Issue Won’t Be An Issue Much Longer!

May 18, 2014 by



One of my readers sent me the following link to an article about a new technology that allows for truly bloodless surgery via the use of a specialized machine that keeps the blood in constant circulation throughout surgery.

Blood Recycling Breakthrough

This is great news for those who are unfortunate enough to need surgery and happen to be Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Most importantly, I see this as a way to save the lives of children of Jehovah’s Witnesses who aren’t given the right to make decisions for themselves nor have the capacity to make such a grave decision in the face of certain death.

Regardless of your stance on the Watchtower leadership, this can only be considered as a “win” by the rank and file. The Watchtower leadership won’t have to address this issue after all and instead can allow technology and breakthroughs like these to enable them to skirt addressing the blood issue completely.

Sadly, technology like this is far too late for the many thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses who have died (my father was one of them) as a direct result of their refusal to accept a blood transfusion.

I expect that the Watchtower PR specialists will be doing their best to capitalize on this news as a “win” for them and for Jehovah’s Witnesses everywhere.

This will further serve to help the Watchtower leaders to bring their slow moving ship into less troubled waters both from a legal perspective as well as in the court of public opinion.

I welcome any and all comments regarding this article. Please post any remarks on this blog.



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  1. John

    I don’t see this machine as the answer but the Truth that will help JM’s. I do see what you mean about the children though Doug, it might help some of them who cannot make the decision for themselves. The path is straight and narrow that leads to eternal life and wide is the way that leads to destruction. So many are lied to and swallow that lie.
    Neat article on a machine that could help many medically. Hopefully, the Tower won’t come down on the use of it for some made up reason.

  2. If they do it will be for one reason and one only: They still need martyrs. If they do I believe it will set them back about a hundred years with regard to bringing their group into the 21st century. I don’t think they would be that stupid but then again…they’ve proven me wrong before!

  3. I received the following email from a reader and she makes a very interesting point. Her entire email is shown below:

    Hi Doug….
    For some reason I\’m unable to post comments on your interesting blog. …
    I wanted to say that the breakthrough in bloodless surgery is only good news to JWs in wealthy developed countries.
    The unimpressive growth in the WT org is in the developing countries, mainly in the poorer communities.
    Such procedures are not readily available in such countries ,,and even where they are, they are most definately not affordable to the average JWs. ..
    I personally find it annoying when JWs from western countries say that surgeries can be performed without blood ,using modern technology,not bearing in mind that thousands of JWs have died as a result of the blood ban. …and thousands are still dying in developing land. ….I guess their lives do not matter.

  4. Malawi is a prime example of “lives that don’t matter” to the Watchtower leadership. They allowed their members to suffer extreme acts of torture, rape and murder all because they wouldn’t allow them to buy a twenty five cent party card. At the same time the Watchtower leadership were well aware that is was common practice of their members in Mexico to bribe the military service board to stamp their card as “time served” instead of having to serve the two year mandatory military service. Such hypocrisy! Thank you for bringing up a point that wouldn’t have even occurred to me as I live in the U.S.

  5. Anonymous

    My dad for 30 years has been a Jehovah’s Witness. He tells me about synthetic blood. I tell him it doesn’t exist in the way that could be suffice in an emergency. He believes there lie. And he does not trust me with this issue even though he knows I am an honest person and ironically my wife and I have worked for the Red Cross blood services as senior blood technicians and trainers for years…

  6. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

  7. Justice

    Almighty God is going to punish W.T. severely for all the pain they have caused people past and present.

  8. Doug, I just came across your site. Thank you for the information you post, and your dedication to helping people see the real “truth”. I am currently engaged in a back and forth conversation with a former high school peer who is a devout JW. He seems to have an answer for everything, and every scripture quoted. Though I try and show him where his translations are incorrect, and the info he gets from Watchtower is filled with partial truths, hes so convinced of “the truth”. I just don’t understand, why anyone would want to be live under such a “law” akin to the old testament way of doing things. And why, when so much evidence disproving their doctrine exist, does he not seem to bat an eye lash. Any suggestions how I might penetrate his coat of armor?

  9. All you can do is pray for him Kenny. Even Christ, the only begotten Son of God, couldn’t turn the hearts of the Pharisees. Their motivations, attitudes and actions were exactly the same as those the Watchtower leaders and their followers display today. I’ve gone as far as to label them the modern day “Pharisee class”.

    Until your friend humbles himself and realizes that he doesn’t know it all, there is really nothing you can teach him.

    The good news?

    Even the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ half truths carry with them the threads of the good news of Jesus Christ. Eventually your friend will have to come to terms with the real truth about Christ. If he’s honest and truly sincere he will act on it. If he, like most JW’s, decides that his membership in the JW club is more important than following Christ, then he will have made his decision and, in the final analysis, it is his decision and the only one that really matters.


  10. Bonnie

    What would be the reason that the Society doesn’t need anymore monetary donations to the Building Fund? That was announced a little over a month ago.
    I’m not a Jehovah’s Witness, but occasionally go to meetings.

  11. Because the fund was supposed to be self sufficient at some future date. It has been actively collecting money since the 70’s and the congregations who used it had to pay back the money they received from the fund with interest. That was the issue that I always had with the KH building fund as they would collect interest from the very people who DONATED the money when it came time to fund a Kingdom Hall build.

    Sounds to me like the new KH builds are slowing as their growth is becoming non-existent with shrinking donations / congregations becoming more of an issue.


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