News & Media Information

418651_4720The various media outlets regularly carry news concerning the Watchtower Society’s blood policy and how it is impacting the lives of millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world. It is a challenge to try and keep up with all of these stories. Perhaps the simplest strategy is to create a Google alert for “Jehovah’s Witness, Watchtower, Blood” and have the stories sent to your personal email address. We will provide links to some of the stories that come to our attention. You can also find additional experiences here.


Press Release – September 15, 2014

The Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood ( AKA Associated Jehovah’s Witnesses for Reform on Blood) welcome the stand taken by, and fully support Brett and Naghmeh King’s decision to allow blood transfusions for their son Ashya, should they be needed. We acknowledge that these are dissident views not supported by the Watchtower Society, or Jehovah’s Witnesses as an organization. Taking such a position could lead to a judicial committee investigation on the charge of …

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Silenced – The Rado Vleugel Story

My name is Rado Vleugel. I was born on January 1, 1973 in the city of Amsterdam while fire crackers where making a lot of noise. The January 15, 1994 Watchtower page 22 tells something about my history as a Witness of Jehovah: “Rado, mentioned earlier, was six years old when two pioneers studied the Bible with his parents. When still very young, he regularly accompanied these full-time preachers in the field ministry. Rado himself …

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Jehovah’s Witness girl saved by court

In an article written by Zelda Venter and published on June 7, 2014, by IOL news of South Africa, a 10-year-old Jehovah’s Witness girl was saved in South Africa when “The Centre for Child Law” in Pretoria instructed an advocate to go to the Durban High Court after parents refused life saving treatment for their anemic child who suffered from a bleeding disorder. This was possible because the child’s doctor – a specialist in paediatric …

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Media Guide

The information below is taken directly from the written instructions provided to Hospital Liaison Committee members who take Seminar II, as provided by the Watchtower Society and shows how both the HLC and JW parents are coached to deal with the media. We have added our comments in red. Members of the media should find this information helpful when they interview representatives of the Watchtower Society or parents of Jehovah’s Witness children who are sick …

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