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jeff_n's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by jeff_n

We will not, however, consent to blood transfusions. We firmly believe that our creator commands us in scriptures, such as Acts 15:28-29 to abstain from blood products.

Here's Acts 15:28-29 (King James Bible):
28. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

29. That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Can't see anything about life-saving blood transfusions here. The mention of blood seems to be a staightforward injunction to refrain from eating black pudding. Perhaps that's why there are so few Jehova's Witnesses in the north of England.

Fri, 02 Feb 2007 13:36:00 UTC | #18382