reform3Some people understandably dismiss the thought that the Watchtower blood doctrine can be reformed. They believe the doctrine is too entrenched, and that too many lives have been lost for the Governing Body to ever be able to reform the doctrine. Others would argue that the Watchtower is too far gone to be reformed. That there is nothing worth saving, and even advocate for the complete destruction of the organization.

When AJWRB talks about reform we refer to modifications in the policy and in the lives of those who have been subject to the policy, namely individual Jehovah’s Witnesses and their children. In these terms, it’s quite apparent that substantive reform is ongoing and has been for many years.

One need only study the history of the doctrine over the past eight decades to appreciate just how radically the doctrine has already been reformed. The changes are truly staggering when viewed objectively. Additionally, there are already hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, and those who are somewhere in the middle,who already question or reject the doctrine and will accept blood transfusions when needed.

In this section of the website you will find a large selection of articles that explore various aspects of reform. We will attempt to address some of the key questions including:

  • What has AJWRB been able to accomplish?
  • What would an acceptable blood policy look like to AJWRB?
  • How should someone approach their Jehovah’s Witnesses family members or friends.
  • How can I supportAJWRB in its effort to reform the Watchtower blood policy?

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...

H.L.C. Elders Speak Out

A Group of Hospital Liaison Committee (HLC) Members Speak Out HLCs are sat up in most parts of the earth by the Watchtower Society (hereafter WTS) to assist Witnesses in finding cooperative physicians who are willing to provide bloodless treatment. In their dealings...

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