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  • AJWRB Terms of Use 

    What you agree to when using our site Terms and Conditions of Service March 1, 2014 Please note that AJWRB Offerings (as defined below) are under constant…

  • Bible 

    For Jehovah's Witnesses the Biblical perspective should be of primary importance. Just how compelling of a case can be presented for a scriptural injunction…

    • Acts 15 and the Apostolic Decree 

      The final and most relevant texts cited by the Watchtower Society (WTS)  in support of its blood doctrine are those from Acts chapter fifteen and twenty-one…

    • Blood and the Mosaic Law 

      Photo - Gregory Tran The next major set of texts used by the WTS Society in support of its teaching on blood are those found in the Mosaic Law and recorded…

    • Genesis 9 and the Eternal Covenant? 

      Photo by Rob Kunz In this section we will focus on the first major Bible text that addresses blood. Its found in the first book of the Bible and is quoted…

    • New Light on Blood 

      Jehovah's Witnesses strive to follow the Bible as the ultimate authority. Historically, they have found their understanding of the scriptures needs to be…

    • Questions From Readers 

      What follows is an analysis of an article published by the Watchtower Society (WTS) in the April 15, 1983 "Questions From Readers" section. This article…

  • Blood Transfusion - is it a meal? 

    When the Watchtower Society established its transfusion ban it argued that a blood transfusion was the same as eating blood. In those days, when they also…

  • Blood Transfusions - What are the risks? 

    The typical Jehovah's Witness believes that blood transfusions are bad medicine and the equivalent of playing Russian Roulette. They have been so thoroughly…

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  • Do Jehovah's Witnesses Really Abstain From Blood? 

    This document is available as a brochure that can be downloaded and printed for distribution to others.

  • Experiences 

    All Jehovah's Witnesses, particularly those in positions of oversight, need to fully come to grips with the toll in human lives and suffering the Watchtower's…

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Historical Perspective on Blood 

    In this section, we will attempt to document some of the relevant historical information that is available regarding blood. Then we will look at the modern…

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  • Legal 

    Jehovah's Witnesses are no strangers to the legal system. The Watchtower Society has fought and won numerous landmark court battles before the highest…

  • News & Media Information 

    The 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…

  • Organ Transplants 

    Photo by Billy W As with blood, the Watchtower Society (WTS) originally had no objections to organ transplants. In a Questions from Readers section in The…

  • Physicians 

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  • Privacy Policy 

    How We Collect and Use Information About You Information you provide us directly: We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, and…

  • Prohibited Blood Components 

    Whole Blood: It should come as no surprise that the Society's prohibition against blood transfusions obviously includes whole blood. In real life, however,…

  • Quack Medicine 

    The founder of the Watchtower Society, Charles Taze Russell was extremely fascinated with science, technology and development. This fascination led to some…

  • Reform 

    Some people understandably dismiss the thought that the Watchtower blood doctrine can be reformed. They believe the doctrine is too entrenched, and that…

  • Resources 

  • Science 

    While the Watchtower's blood policy is a religious based belief, they have expended great effort in using scientific claims to bolster compliance with…

  • The Plasma Paradox 

    This illustration is taken from the October 22, 1990 issue of Awake! You will note that plasma constitutes 55% of the blood. Since the Watchtower Society…

  • Vaccination 

    Golden Age - March 30, 1930 p.409 Most Jehovah's Witnesses will be completely unaware of the Watchtower Society's (WTS) once firm position against the…

  • Watchtower 

    The Watchtower is a well-known periodical that has been published since 1879 and has been the principal vehicle used to disseminate information to…

  • Watchtower Approved Blood Transfusions 

    The Watchtower and Jehovah's Witnesses in general still proclaim their "no blood" position. As you will see in this section, that claim is misinformed. The…

  • Watchtower Blood Map 

    The AJWRB.org "Watchtower Blood Map" displays the general geographic locations for cases where "Jehovah's Witnesses" and the issues of "blood transfusions" (or…

  • Watchtower Blood Propaganda 

    The Watchtower Society has not been content with giving "Biblical" reasons for prohibiting blood transfusions. Articles and publications…

  • Welcome to AJWRB 

    From its beginning in 1998, AJWRB (Advocates for Jehovah's Witness Reform on Blood) has served as a resource for those who pay the heaviest price for the…

  • Welcome to the AJWRB Website 

    Resources for Jehovah's Witnesses and their Physicians Welcome to AJWRB. The web site started in 1997 as the work of one dissident Jehovah's Witnesses…

  • What is a Blood Transfusion? 

    For most Jehovah's Witnesses, the term "blood transfusion" conjures up a grim mental picture of a patient connected to a suspended IV bag bearing the label…


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