About AJWRB

WELCOME TO AJWRB!

This web site was started back in 1997 as the work of one dissident Jehovah’s Witnesses elder who was deeply troubled by the Watchtower Society’s policy on the use of blood and blood products and by Daniel Sydlik’s (A Watchtower Governing Body Member) complete disinterest in even discussing the issue. The original web site was called “New Light on Blood.”

hospital [PD]In very short order this brother, known by the pseudonym “The Liberal Elder” (later abbreviated to “Lee Elder”) was joined by other elders and HLC members from the United States and South America as well as Jehovah’s Witnesses from well over thirty countries in calling for clear answers regarding the numerous contradictions that become apparent when one carefully examines the policy. That was the birth of AJWRB in 1998.

The Associated Jehovah’s Witnesses for Reform on Blood began with the mission of educating Jehovah’s Witnesses regarding the many inconsistencies in the Watchtower’s blood policy so that they could truly make an informed choice about their medical treatment and that goal has never changed.

AJWRB has grown to be a diverse group of individuals including current and former members, non-believing family members, medical professionals, legal professionals, child advocates and interested members of the public. What we share in common is our sincere desire to see all Jehovah’s Witnesses be able to make informed, conscientious choices about their medical care without threat of controls or sanctions from either the Watchtower or local congregations.

This site is also an important resource for doctors looking for objective analysis of the Watchtower Society’s policy as well as tools and methods to better establish informed consent with their patients. Judges, lawyers, media and other interested parties will also find very useful and informative material available.

This site is dedicated to the memory of the thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses (many of them children) who have died because of the Watchtower’s irrational policies on blood. It is our sincere hope that the toll in death and suffering can be lessened and one day stopped.

Lee Elder – Director of AJWRB


Blood Serum – Watchtower Quotes

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Blood Serum

Blood serum is the clear fluid that remains after the cellular components (red cells, white cells, platelets, clotting factors and fibrinogen are removed. It includes all proteins not used in the clotting process.

What follows is a collection of quotes from Watchtower Society literature. This information will help researchers understand the historical development of the Watchtower Society’s policy on blood serums and document the many changes in policy through the years.

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Albumin – Watchtower Quotes

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Albumin Protein

What follows is a collection of quotes from Watchtower Society literature on the subject of albumin. Watchtower writers and representatives are fond of saying that they have “commented consistently” on albumin and other blood fractions. Their published statements clearly prove otherwise as you will see below. This information will help researchers understand the development of the blood doctrine, and document the many changes in policy through the years. Quotes are presented in chronological order. Our editorial comments are in red.


Albumin is wrong – it’s use is banned by scripture

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Science and Medicine – Watchtower Quotes

170px-Rod_of_Asclepius2What follows is a collection of quotes from Watchtower Society literature.This information will help researchers understand the mindset that existed within the Watchtower Society regarding science and medicine at the time the blood doctrine was beginning to crystallize, and in the intervening years. Editorial comments are in red.


Thomas Edison, the inventor and electrician, of phonograph and telephone fame, has been experimenting with the new light “X-Rays.” and has succeeded in taking a photograph through oak eight inches thick. But, as suggested in our last issue, Theosophists and others are claiming the new discovery as a part of their deception outfit. The Scriptures forewarn us that Satan will bring to bear strong delusion in this our day. Thank God, they shall not deceive “the very elect.” Obedience, faithfulness to the end, is the condition upon which we may make our calling and election sure. In other words, if we are faithful to the Word and Spirit of the Lord, he will carry us through. – The Watchtower 03/01/1896 (Reprints p. 1942) (NOTE: Edison invented the phonograph, but the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.) Emphasis ours

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Blood, Vaccines and Organ Transplants

watchtower-magazineWhat follows is a collection of quotes from Watchtower Society literature.This information will help you understand the development of the blood doctrine, and document the many changes in policy through the years.

Quotes are presented in chronological order. Our editorial comments are in red.


“The public is not generally aware of how large an industry is the manufacture of serums, anti-toxins and vaccines, or that big business controls the whole industry…. the boards of health endeavor to start an epidemic of smallpox, diphtheria, or typhoid that they may reap a golden harvest by inoculating an unthinking community for the very purpose of disposing of this manufactured filth….Vaccination summed up is the most unnatural, unhygienic, barbaric, filthy, abhorrent, and most dangerous system of infection known. Its vile poison taints, corrupts, and pollutes the blood of the healthy, resulting in ulcers, syphilis, scrofula, erysipelas, tuberculosis, cancer, tetanus, insanity, and death.”

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