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2 years ago  ::  Aug 08, 2012 - 2:52PM #1
Marvinshilmer
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In its journal of June 1, 1990 the Watchtower organization makes a statement of blood products that under its doctrine are acceptable. 


Watchtower says this:


“It is significant that the blood system of a pregnant woman is separate from that of the fetus in her womb; their blood types are often different. The mother does not pass her blood into the fetus. Formed elements (cells) from the mother’s blood do not cross the placental barrier into the fetus’ blood, nor does the plasma as such. In fact, if by some injury the mother’s and the fetus’ blood mingle, health problems can later develop (Rh or ABO incompatibility). However, some substances from the plasma cross into the fetus’ circulation. Do plasma proteins, such as immune globulin and albumin? Yes, some do.”—The Watchtower, June 1, 1990, p. 31


My question:


Why is it worth noting by Watchtower that plasma “as such” does not cross the placental barrier”? 


Put another way, what does “as such” have to do with whether a particular blood product is acceptable under Watchtower’s blood doctrine?


Marvin Shilmer
marvinshilmer.blogspot.com

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2 years ago  ::  Aug 08, 2012 - 3:43PM #2
five_point_dad
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Aug 8, 2012 -- 2:52PM, Marvinshilmer wrote:

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In its journal of June 1, 1990 the Watchtower organization makes a statement of blood products that under its doctrine are acceptable. 


Watchtower says this:


“It is significant that the blood system of a pregnant woman is separate from that of the fetus in her womb; their blood types are often different. The mother does not pass her blood into the fetus. Formed elements (cells) from the mother’s blood do not cross the placental barrier into the fetus’ blood, nor does the plasma as such. In fact, if by some injury the mother’s and the fetus’ blood mingle, health problems can later develop (Rh or ABO incompatibility). However, some substances from the plasma cross into the fetus’ circulation. Do plasma proteins, such as immune globulin and albumin? Yes, some do.”—The Watchtower, June 1, 1990, p. 31


My question:


Why is it worth noting by Watchtower that plasma “as such” does not cross the placental barrier”? 


Put another way, what does “as such” have to do with whether a particular blood product is acceptable under Watchtower’s blood doctrine?


Marvin Shilmer
marvinshilmer.blogspot.com


    My answer would be--nothing!  Isn't it interesting that the Watchtower fractures blood into dozens of components and now allows more and more of these components to be transfused, but the Bible never alludes to any ingredients of blood--it just says "blood."  My speculation is that the Watchtower started with a total ban on blood, and when they realized is was a monumental goof, they started back-peddling allowing this and then allowing that.  None of it makes any sense.  People actually have died from following the teachings of this organization and allowed their children to die.  Yet, it continues on. 

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