Nickswitz wrote:But that's because I am a Jehovah's Witness, and do not believe in using blood for any purpose. Therefore people sometime say we are putting our children in danger... But it is one of our deep seated religious beliefs, which is why I stick to it.
shran wrote:You don't have to endanger children or anyone with refusing to use blood. there are alternatives such as artificial blood. Interestingly enough, I learned that from the Witnesses themselves, when they once came to my door. So that argument is basically out of the window, if you condone using artificial blood.
Captain Seafort wrote:shran wrote:You don't have to endanger children or anyone with refusing to use blood. there are alternatives such as artificial blood. Interestingly enough, I learned that from the Witnesses themselves, when they once came to my door. So that argument is basically out of the window, if you condone using artificial blood.
And how much artificial blood is there in the world? How long does it last? How easy or otherwise is it to produce? How expensive is it? How effective is it compared to real blood? What types can it be produced in? The fact that there are still huge campaigns to persuade people to donate blood, and that the artificial stuff is rare enough that the majority of people don't even know it exists, strongly suggests that it isn't the magical solution to blood shortages that JWs seem to treat it as. I'd advise taking the claims of any door-to-door salesmen with a large helping of salt.
Nickswitz wrote:Artificial blood is actually not really fake blood, but it's more different method, at least that's all I can think of.
I know because of witnesses there have been a lot of non-blood procedures.
Such as blood renewal, I believe it's called, basically running the person's blood through an artificial heart to keep it running through the body, especially the heart surgery. Means you can disconnect the heart and the body still runs.
Deepcrush wrote:Faith is a choice, so as I see it the choice should be left to the person suffering and not their parents.
Captain Seafort wrote:Bully for you, although I somewhat doubt that such a tiny minority of the worlds population are solely responsible for developing alternatives. In the meantime children are still dying because the idiotic scum they have for parents refuse to let doctors treat them appropriately.
Nickswitz wrote:Because although they are a very small percentage they are a very large percentage that argue about getting blood.
Tyyr wrote:Personally I think that after you reach the age of majority you can deny medical treatment all you want, your choice. If you'd rather die that get a blood transfusion then... well ok that's on you
The piman wrote:there is a growing controversy on whether or not parents have the right to deny their children medical help/attention based on their (the parents') religious/moral beliefs. is this a valid reason for denying children needed help?
Captain Seafort wrote:Artificial, therefore not from bone marrow, therefore fake. The fact that there are still huge drives for donations strongly suggests that it isn't as good, can't be produced in bulk, or is too expensive. Therefore we still need to use real blood...
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