Category Archives: Blood transfusions

Dead Man Walking: The Story of Phil Dunne, Survivor of Watchtower’s Blood Ban
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In my five years as an ex-JW activist, I have had the privilege of interviewing some truly remarkable, inspirational people – including brave survivors of child molestation and domestic violence. Each person I have interviewed has enriched my knowledge of … Continue reading

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Coercion or Personal Choice?: The Reality of the Jehovah’s Witness Stance on Blood
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The recent tragic deaths of two Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada, Eloise Dupuis and Mirlande Cadet, have focused media and political attention on the issue of coercion in refusing medical treatment. Specifically the question being asked by the media and Government and investigated by … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Éloïse Dupuis Dead at 27 – Watchtower Claims Another Victim, Son Left Motherless
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Éloïse Dupuis, a 27-year-old Jehovah’s Witness from Quebec, Canada. Éloïse died on Wednesday October 12th 2016, just one week after giving birth to her first child, Liam. JW Survey has obtained information … Continue reading

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21st Century Christian martyrdom: Tony Morris praises JW boy who died refusing blood
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The three-day regional conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are given different themes from year to year. This year’s theme of “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” offers a fascinating hint of the paranoia gripping the Governing Body leadership as the internet helps an increasing outflow shed their … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Why I don’t want to destroy Watchtower
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I don’t want to bring down the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. That might have a couple of you blinking in suprise. If you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses reading this, you may have been told that so called “apostates” … Continue reading

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Phelicity Sneesby: The story Watchtower didn’t tell you
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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain     February’s edition of JW Broadcasting, the televangelism arm of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, featured the moving story of Phelicity Sneesby, a … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: The Blood Issue and Leukemia: One Man’s Story
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Today would have been my brother’s fifty-eighth birthday. My brother, Donald, died ten days before turning twenty-eight. He was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on December 11th, 1985 and died on February 2nd, 1986. A diagnosis of AML, for … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness mother refuses blood transfusion leaving behind NINE children
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If a Jehovah’s Witness is in need of a life-saving blood transfusion and no other options are available, they are instructed to die. This was the case with a woman from Ghana named Rebecca Dankwa. She had had eight previous … Continue reading

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Harmful beliefs – woman and her unborn child perish after she refuses a blood transfusion
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Is there such a thing as a lifesaving blood transfusion? To some that may seem like a silly question, but it’s something many Jehovah’s Witnesses are skeptical about. Section 4 of their new “history” book mentions the concept while talking … Continue reading

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Ashya King reported as cancer-free by parents
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The parents of five-year-old Ashya King have told reporters that their son is now cancer-free, after receiving proton therapy for a brain tumor in Prague. Readers may recall the family made headlines last August after an international manhunt commenced when … Continue reading

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Witnesses on Instagram respond to images of tragic JW mother who died refusing blood
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Since a doctrinal decision reached at Watchtower headquarters some time in 1945, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been prohibited from receiving various medical treatments involving blood. This has resulted in untold numbers of Witnesses over many decades (including children) dying out of … Continue reading

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Judge intervenes to grant blood transfusion for boy despite parents’ “devout beliefs”
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On Monday a number of UK newspapers reported that the son of two devout Jehovah’s Witnesses WILL be given a blood transfusion if he needs it, following a ruling by a high court judge. Doctors told Mr Justice Moylan that … Continue reading

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Brett King says his son Ashya WOULD receive a blood transfusion if needed
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The Ashya King story has taken another surprising twist, with the Mirror reporting that Brett King WOULD allow his son to have a blood transfusion if his life were at stake. “I’m a Jehovah’s Witness, but I’m a father first … Continue reading

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