We are grateful that Mrs. Researcher has put together Internet links of some of the best articles for understanding this very serious life and death issue. Perhaps you have some you would like to recommend as well. Here is what she has to share with us:
• On all blood transfusion topics:
Associated Jehovah’s Witnesses for Reform on Blood: http://www.ajwrb.org/
I especially recommend Jehovah’s Witnesses the section on the biblical perspective: http://www.ajwrb.org/bible/index.shtml
• On the doctrinal basis and the ambiguities of current policy:
Article: “Jehovah’s Witnesses, Blood Transfusions, and the Tort of Misrepresentation” Journal of Church and State, September 22, 2005. Author: Louderback-Wood, Kerry
Written by an attorney who was personally affected by the no-blood policy. It seems longer than what it actually is because of the number of references listed, which give it substance and credibility. The essay exposes the vulnerability of the Watchtower Society to tort claims because of the religion’s misrepresentations of secular writers in the 1990 pamphlet: “How blood can save your life”, published by the Watchtower Society, used to teach Jehovah’s Witnesses the no-blood policy for the last two decades.
Now the full article is available online for free:
• On medical advances for bloodless procedures:
No blood!: http://www.noblood.com
This was a major site and excellent source for information on bloodless medicine. We would like to see the Watchtower Society provide financial backing for this site since the service they provide can help save lives of JWs who cannot conscientiously accept blood or blood products.
• Also on doctrine and policy:
• Excerpt from “In Search of Christian Freedom”
• Library of blood links:
Some of you might have seen it before, but them it may new to others, and if a life can be saved, lets spread the word!