• Jehovah's Witnesses also believe that Jesus Christ is the Archangel Michael. (orthodoxwiki.org)
  • They rejected legal aid, preferring to advise witnesses 'it was their lawyer Jesus Christ asking the questions through the voice of the parent. (cbc.ca)
  • Acts 15:19-21] are not stated in medical terms, Witnesses view them as ruling out transfusion of whole blood, packed RBCs, and plasma, as well as WBC and platelet administration. (lww.com)
  • On the basis of biblical statements, Jehovah's Witnesses decline the transfusion of whole blood, red cells, white cells, plasma and platelets. (sps.nhs.uk)
  • In an abundance of caution, Dr. Muramoto elected to round down this figure to 1% to allow for some who may have died anyway, so stated another way he determined that for every one hundred "bloodless" operations on Jehovah's Witnesses, one death could be attributed to blood refusal. (ajwrb.org)
  • If their rate of death increased by 1% due to blood refusal, this means that about 150 Jehovah's Witnesses died that year in the United States due to observing Watchtower's blood prohibition. (ajwrb.org)
  • In this regard, Jehovah's Witnesses are deeply committed to the tenets of their faith, which include the refusal of blood transfusion. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • The Witnesses' refusal to accept transfusions is based on an obedience to a "higher authority" and on the belief that their relationship with God is at stake. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • If you have become convinced Jehovah's Witnesses teach Bible truth and are God's spirit-directed organization, and would like to join, then this guide may help you. (wikihow.com)
  • At the hearing, Forrest B. Tanner, president and minister of the Jehovah's Witness congregation in Canoga Park, California testified the following: "The scriptures make it clear that blood transfusions are a violation of God's law. (wbcoc.org)
  • Conversely, to the Jehovah's Witness, the transfusion of blood is a violation of God's word and is as serious a wrong as engaging in false worship or sexual immorality. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • Many are children of Witness parents, but many others join as well as a result of studying the Bible and then conversion. (wikihow.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have answers from the Bible to such questions that many find appealing. (wikihow.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of following human traditions or philosophy, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs. (wikihow.com)
  • Speak to your Bible study conductor and the congregation elders to find out how you can qualify to preach about Jehovah along with Jehovah's Witnesses. (wikihow.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that blood transfusions are prohibited by the Bible. (whatstheharm.net)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be "Christians believing in the Bible", hence their real danger to the unaware Orthodox Christian. (orthodoxwiki.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have their own false translation of the Bible , in which they have altered many verses to suit their doctrines. (orthodoxwiki.org)
  • Some of those who did not respond belong to the Christian group known as Jehovah's Witnesses, who believe that as Christians they should remain politically neutral, based on what the Holy Bible teaches about Christian neutrality in politics. (liberianobserver.com)
  • It said there is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25 as his birth date is not recorded in the Bible and therefore, the Witnesses believe that Christmas is not approved by God because it is rooted in pagan customs and rites-2 Corinthians 6:17. (liberianobserver.com)
  • The commission is currently conducting another inquiry into another Jehovah's Witnesses charity , the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain. (secularism.org.uk)
  • Many Jehovah's Witnesses sincerely believe that it is a gross sin to accept a blood transfusion, since the Bible states that we must "abstain from blood. (ajwrb.org)
  • Yet still, groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and Dawn Bible Society refuse any medical treatment involving the intravenous transfer of blood from one person to another. (wbcoc.org)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses are a fundamentalist Christian sect whose followers believe the Bible is the true word of God. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • 2) The Witnesses began as a small Bible study group led by Charles T. Russell in the late 1870's near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • Witness groups proliferated across the country and in 1881 the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society was formed. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have always based their beliefs on a literal interpretation of the Bible. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • Dennis was a Jehovah's Witness, and refused blood transfusions. (whatstheharm.net)
  • Jose developed a tumor on his lip, but refused surgery because he is a Jehovah's Witness and cannot accept blood transfusions. (whatstheharm.net)
  • New research in the USA shows that Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than those who have transfusions. (secularism.org.uk)
  • All Jehovah's Witness patients refused blood transfusions. (secularism.org.uk)
  • The authors wanted to look at the difference between patients who receive blood transfusions during surgery and Jehovah's Witness patients, who undergo strict blood conservation practices before, during and after surgery, Koch said. (secularism.org.uk)
  • While many patients do not have blood transfusions during and after heart surgery, they also do not undergo the same blood conservation practices that doctors use for Jehovah's Witness patients. (secularism.org.uk)
  • Jehovah's Witness patients had an 86 per cent chance of survival at five years and a 34 per cent chance of survival 20 years after surgery, compared with 74 per cent at five years and 23 per cent at 20 years for non-Jehovah's Witness patients who had transfusions. (secularism.org.uk)
  • HealthDay News) - For Jehovah's Witness patients (Witnesses) who undergo cardiac surgery, morbidity and long-term mortality are similar or superior to that of patients who receive transfusions. (empr.com)
  • Witnesses refused blood transfusions, while 38,467 matched patients did not receive transfusions and 48,986 did receive transfusions. (empr.com)
  • The researchers found that, compared with matched patients who received transfusions, Witnesses had significantly fewer acute complications (myocardial infarction, additional operation for bleeding, and prolonged ventilation) and significantly shorter intensive care unit and hospital length of stay. (empr.com)
  • Although we found differences in complications among Witnesses and control groups that received transfusions, current extreme blood management strategies do not appear to place patients at heightened risk for reduced long-term survival. (empr.com)
  • Hong Kong Phooey: Your statistics are falacious: OF COURSE more people die accepting blood transfusions IN ONE DAY, since Jehovah's Witnesses are a tiny group. (yahoo.com)
  • This, coupled with the Watchtower Society's statement to the European Commission on Human Rights that there are no "controls or sanctions" for a Witness who accepts blood and that minors may not carry "Advance Medical Directives" prohibiting blood transfusions, are strong indications that the WTS may significantly modify their blood policy or abandon it altogether at some point in the future. (ajwrb.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, whose religious beliefs prohibit them from having blood transfusions, had fewer complications and shorter hospital stays than other heart patients who had transfusions for surgery over a 28-year period at Cleveland Clinic, a new study concludes. (noblood.org)
  • Traditionally the Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to accept blood transfusions, even though it may mean the loss of life. (wbcoc.org)
  • The passage reads, "But that we write unto them (the Gentile churches), that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood … that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication …" The Jehovah's Witnesses erroneously argue that this prohibits blood transfusions. (wbcoc.org)
  • According to the Seattle Post-Intellingencer , doctors had given Dennis, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, a 70 per cent chance of survival for five years if he received the transfusions, which would have strengthened him to survive cancer treatment. (wordpress.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are known for refusing blood transfusions. (wordpress.com)
  • In January 2007, the British Columbia provincial government obtained court orders to permit blood transfusions for three premature sextuplet infants whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses ( Macqueen 34). (wordpress.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses' position against blood transfusions is a religious belief drawn from biblical passages against eating blood, reasoning that transfusions would be similarly condemned. (wordpress.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witness patient will readily seek out medical relief, either electively or as an emergency, and will accept all aspects of treatment other than transfusions. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • This paper will provide a brief history of the Jehovah's Witnesses and their religious justifications for refusing transfusions, will discuss some of the ethical principles in conflict between physicians and Jehovah's Witnesses patients, will mention pertinent and significant legal rulings and definitions, and will present methods or techniques utilized by anesthesiologists to overcome the challenges presented by the elimination of transfusion as a surgical option. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • If the judge agrees with the prosecutor, Jehovah's Witnesses -- an aggressively proselytizing community with 130,000 believers in Russia -- could lose their legal status and be banned in Moscow, where 10,000 followers reside. (nytimes.com)
  • The Daily Observer has reliably gathered that the more than 6,000 baptized Jehovah's Witnesses in the country and some of their followers (those who have not been baptized, but attend services) - about 2,000 of them - did not vote in the national elections. (liberianobserver.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are followers of a Christian faith that prohibits the use of blood or blood products in the treatment of the followers of the faith. (godubai.com)
  • The study included 322 Jehovah's Witness patients and 87,453 other patients who underwent heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from 1983 to 2011. (secularism.org.uk)
  • This was a multicenter observational study pairing Jehovah's Witness patients (excluding those under age sixteen and those with advanced cancer) who refused red blood cell products with matched patients who received red blood cell (RBC) products. (ajwrb.org)
  • Can epoetin be used in Jehovah's Witness patients in accordance with their beliefs? (sps.nhs.uk)
  • This Medicines Q&A discusses the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), either as epoetin alfa, epoetin beta or epoetin zeta, as a potential alternative to blood transfusion for Jehovah's Witness patients. (sps.nhs.uk)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses' official website states "the State can and should step in to protect a neglected child," but argues that the situation is different when Witness parents refuse blood for minor children. (wordpress.com)
  • According to the father, he welcomes medical care for his 1-year old daughter but won't entertain any idea of blood transfusion because it goes against the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. (mynigeria.com)
  • Gregory Pattakos, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues compared morbidity and long-term survival in 322 Witnesses undergoing cardiac surgery with a matched group of 87,453 non-Witness patients. (empr.com)
  • The study was based on 1404 "bloodless" surgeries performed on Jehovah's Witnesses, and showed that 1.4% of these patients died to a lack of blood as either a primary or contributing cause of their death. (ajwrb.org)
  • Many Witnesses have survived with alternative therapies, helping to pioneer new bloodless therapies with varying degrees of success. (wordpress.com)
  • The decision on blood fractions for Jehovah's Witnesses has long been understood to be up to the individual. (lww.com)
  • With Witness patients, as the authors rightly note, each individual decides whether to accept minor blood fractions. (lww.com)
  • What if a Witness patient received a blood-borne pathogen or had another severe effect (West Nile, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, etc.) from our conscientious care? (lww.com)
  • If stasis of blood really were an issue for Jehovah's Witnesses, successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest would be an issue as well. (lww.com)
  • We agree with Drs. Waters and Potter that the key in treating Jehovah's Witnesses is to maintain the continuity of blood with the patient. (lww.com)
  • She refused a blood transfusion because of her Jehovah's Witness faith, so doctors could not operate. (whatstheharm.net)
  • Just hours after giving birth to twins, she refused a blood transfusion because she was a Jehovah's Witness. (whatstheharm.net)
  • The Witnesses also do not celebrate Christmas and Easter as other Christians do neither do they join the military, honor images that represent countries or donate blood. (liberianobserver.com)
  • Patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses had better survival rates, shorter hospital stays, fewer additional operations for bleeding and spent fewer days in the intensive care unit than those who received blood trans-fusions during surgery, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows. (secularism.org.uk)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses undergo extensive blood conservation before surgery, including red blood-cell boosting erythropoietin drugs, iron and B-complex vitamins to guard against anaemia. (secularism.org.uk)
  • Why does the Jehovah's Witness organisation make claims about the risks of blood transfusion knowing it to be? (yahoo.com)
  • Do Jehovah's Witnesses Really Abstain From Blood? (ajwrb.org)
  • Watchtower teaching was that the allowed blood components are limited to only those that pass through the placental barrier during pregnancy and that on this basis a Witness may accept them in good conscience. (ajwrb.org)
  • 3 The reasoning is that since Jehovah God allows these blood components to pass from mother to child, it is logical to conclude that God wouldn't break his own law. (ajwrb.org)
  • This line of argument seems impossible to sustain since albumin, which is found in blood plasma and approved for use by the Watchtower Society, makes up a greater percentage of the blood volume (2.2%) than forbidden blood components like white blood cells (1%), and platelets (0.17%), which Witnesses must reject. (ajwrb.org)
  • Additionally, hemophiliac treatments (which have been long permitted) require the collection and storage of massive quantities of blood (up to 2500 blood donors for a single treatment), yet the Watchtower Society forbids Witnesses from storing their own blood. (ajwrb.org)
  • Their parents were Jehovah's Witnesses and refused blood transfusion for their preterm daughters. (ivteam.com)
  • It has certainly been within the ability of Watchtower officials to collect data on the numbers of Jehovah's Witnesses who have died prematurely because of the blood policy, as they already carefully track the activity of every member. (ajwrb.org)
  • There were about 1,000,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States at the time, so approximately 15,000 Jehovah's Witnesses would have had conditions that would normally require a blood transfusion. (ajwrb.org)
  • In 2012 Marvin Shilmer, a former Jehovah's Witness official, prepared a second estimate of the impact of Watchtower's blood policy on Jehovah's Witnesses and their children. (ajwrb.org)
  • In the July 1945 issue of Watchtower, an official Jehovah's Witness publication, an article on "Sanctity of Blood" was published. (wbcoc.org)
  • Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) may be acceptable to some Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) who are willing to accept a blood product currently prohibited by their religion's leadership, in particular younger members. (ajwrb.org)
  • magazine (published by Jehovah's Witnesses) recounted how 26 children had died for refusing blood medical therapy. (wordpress.com)
  • However, in 1994, a Witness publication headlined the pictures of 26 youths who as "mature minors" had died refusing blood (Youths Who Put God First 1). (wordpress.com)
  • The parents of a child who are Jehovah's Witnesses have locked up their baby as a way of preventing the child from getting medication that would have resulted in the baby receiving blood transfusion. (mynigeria.com)
  • We in Jehovah's witnesses, we don't take blood. (mynigeria.com)
  • Regardless of an elective or emergent circumstance, the Jehovah's Witness believes the biblical injunctions concerning blood describe human blood, and that the transfusion of blood through the veins is tantamount to "eating" blood. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • And in 2009, Canada's top court dismissed the case of a Manitoba girl - also a Jehovah's Witness - who said her rights were violated when she was forced to get a blood transfusion as a minor. (cbc.ca)
  • We have performed other non-transplant liver surgeries in Jehovah's Witnesses and this gave us the confidence to take on Jehozadak's transplant. (godubai.com)
  • Like many Christian denominations, the Jehovah Witnesses have all kinds of beliefs. (liberianobserver.com)
  • It's against their beliefs so in my opinion, it's the only natural reaction to 'witness heart patients to do well' without it. (noblood.org)
  • In addition to the Watch Tower, Witnesses proselytized their beliefs through street corner speeches and door-to-door visits, a practice continued to this day. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • After an exhaustive textual analysis of literature disseminated by the Witnesses' door-to-door proselytizers, the prosecutors concluded that ''overseers'' in Russia and abroad ''not only control the spiritual environment of the congregation, but also subject the manner of life, thinking, psyche and conduct of every member of the sect. (nytimes.com)
  • A congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission over its handling of allegations of child abuse. (secularism.org.uk)
  • The regulator said the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Manchester had mismanaged claims made against a trustee who was subsequently convicted of counts of indecent assault. (secularism.org.uk)
  • 1 ) on the treatment of two Jehovah's Witnesses with coagulopathy presents a laudable approach toward improved communication with patients who may offer a rather unique medical challenge. (lww.com)
  • Actually, this is not unusual in the reports on patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses. (lww.com)
  • Over the years, countless papers across all medical specialties have documented good outcomes for Jehovah Witness patients, even when they seemed contrary to expectations. (lww.com)
  • Witnesses undergoing cardiac surgery at one major center experienced similar or even better short- and long-term survival than non-Witnesses. (empr.com)
  • Since Jehovah's Witnesses are a multi-national religious organization, we have to extend this extrapolation to account for these members in other countries, and we also have to account for the fact that the policy has been in place since 1945. (ajwrb.org)
  • We hold the people in the Jehovah's Witness organization in the highest esteem. (wbcoc.org)
  • So if a person or an organization claims that Jehovah HAS put words into their mouth, they are claiming to be that prophet, and according to v22, their message MUST come true, or they are a FALSE PROPHET. (blogspot.com)
  • It is a gift from the all-wise Creator, Jehovah God. (yahoo.com)
  • Finally, we want to point out, that of course Jehovah's Witnesses can be managed by using any other autotransfusion system, provided the patient agrees to its specific technique. (lww.com)
  • yet, in the case of the Jehovah's Witness patient, they are forbidden to use the one effective treatment that may be necessary to save a life. (medicine-handbook.com)
  • From an official Jehovah's Witness organ, Awake! (wbcoc.org)
  • Meanwhile, according to the website of the Jehovah's Witnesses, their political neutrality is not a modern innovation, indicating that the Apostles and other first-century Christians took a similar stand towards government authorities. (liberianobserver.com)
  • While actual numbers will never be known, it is probable that the actual number of deaths among the Jehovah's Witnesses population is higher, perhaps significantly higher. (ajwrb.org)
  • They consider use of the name Jehovah vital for proper worship. (netlibrary.net)
  • but on State and municipal governments as well) the Jehovah's Witnesses went on a campaign to attack, in court, restrictions on their ability to proselytize door-to-door and to give voice to unpopular views. (blogspot.com)
  • Since the Watchtower Society allows Witnesses to accept the separate components of plasma, isn't it only reasonable to ask why they forbid the use of plasma itself? (ajwrb.org)
  • Indeed, concurring Justice Stewart wrote that a state would have constitutional grounds to preempt the parent's decision, and defended this position by referring to a seminal case against a Jehovah's Witness parent who mandated that her minor niece engage in selling [Watchtower] Society magazines in violation of the state's child labor laws" ( Louderback-Wood ). (wordpress.com)
  • According to the complaint filed by a Moscow district prosecutor, the Jehovah's Witnesses have violated the 1997 law by preaching religious discrimination, breaking up families, withholding medical treatment -- all in the name of their ''one true religion. (nytimes.com)
  • each Witness must decide individually if he can accept these" ( 2 ). (lww.com)
  • Pray to Jehovah for help and also seek the assistance of your study conductor, and wholesome Christian associates to do this. (wikihow.com)
  • We plan to appeal this at the European Court of Human Rights as soon as we can," Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a member of the European Association of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses, said by phone. (timeslive.co.za)
  • It is not unusual for non-Witness family and friends to become alarmed when they learn of your interest in becoming on of Jehovah's Witnesses. (wikihow.com)
  • Determine why you find the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses appealing. (wikihow.com)
  • Seven years ago, Nikolai Cherevatov, then a Moscow University student, told his parents that his search for religion had led him to Jehovah's Witnesses, one of the fastest-growing proselytizing religious groups in Russia. (nytimes.com)
  • In 2015, a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered not to talk about religion with their four-year-old granddaughter. (cbc.ca)
  • In 2015, a pair of devout Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered not to talk about religion in front of their four-year-old granddaughter. (cbc.ca)
  • regardless who they are word suspect have nothing to do witn name jehova witnesses, all of you people are crazy insane spiritual idots,if someone would enter this parking being catolic,or adventst? (topix.com)
  • Make a heartfelt dedication in prayer to serve Jehovah God forever. (wikihow.com)
  • In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India's first live liver transplant on Jehovah's Witnesses from Nigeria. (godubai.com)
  • It is our conclusion this represents a conservative estimate since many of the high-tech treatments and medical equipment currently in use did not exist in earlier years, and to this day does not exist in third world countries where Jehovah's Witnesses have experienced much of their growth. (ajwrb.org)