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Are Jehovah's Witnesses Moral? (Blood Transfusions)

Updated on May 28, 2015

First and foremost, we adore our children which is the reason why we seek out the absolute best health care for them whenever they fall ill. The simple fact is that bloodless medical science is the gold standard of medical care the world over and thankfully so given that there are so many areas where blood is certainly not ready and waiting to be transfused!

At the same time, we definitely would not want our kids to be infected with TRALI , HIV , Human T-lymphotropic virus , Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C , Chagas , West Nile virus or even die from Sepsis , Acute Kidney failure , Intravascular Coagulation or a Hemolytic reaction resulting from a blood transfusion.

The inescapable fact is, nonetheless, that regardless of the accomplishments made in the medical field we will certainly all die. This is precisely why we place our hope in our loving Maker who vows to resurrect all those loyal to him in order that they may reside everlastingly in paradisaic surroundings where not a single person will ever be sick or even perish.


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    • Joseph O Polanco profile imageAUTHOR

      Joseph O Polanco 

      3 years ago

      I'm curious, did he refuse all manner of medical care?

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 

      3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I knew a man with 7 young children who would not get a blood transfusion for religious reasons. He was relatively young. His decision was not moral. He was a really nice person, too. I'm starting to tear up remembering him. Have you read my hub "Does Religion Do More Harm than good?' This is an example of the harm it does.

    • Joseph O Polanco profile imageAUTHOR

      Joseph O Polanco 

      3 years ago


      Thank you for your kind words :)

      I was hesitant to delve deeper because I would have to reference a significant amount of medical literature and this is frowned upon by Hubpages.

      Notwithstanding, if you follow the links I embedded in my piece you'll find in-depth information on what those medical alternatives are and how they're implemented.

      Thanks again! :)

    • Robert Beyer profile image

      Robert Beyer 

      3 years ago from Seattle, Washington


      I was really interested in your article, you left wanting more. I know that there are diseases that can kill that are transferred through blood transfusions, but why should i be afraid of blood transfusions. More importantly what types of alternatives are available to a person that do not want blood transfusions.

      Keep up the good work



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