Caring people who manage the website, Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood, ( ajwrb.org) have published an important new article titled “Treating Jehovah’s Witness COVID-19 Patients with Convalescent Blood Products.” The article addresses a means for Jehovah’s Witnesses with COVID-19 to benefit from a treatment consistently cited by medical authorities for its potential to save lives. (https://covidplasma.org/)
However, it is feared the majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses would refuse the treatment because it’s a blood product they would likely and mistakenly believe is currently prohibited (plasma is unacceptable) by their religion’s leadership. This is because the religion’s leadership has never publicized that its position does not prohibit the use of a product fractioned from plasma known as cryosupernatant.
What most JW’s do not understand is that they are permitted to accept all plasma “fractions.” (See the 2011 article, Deadly Theology, on this website, https://watchtowerdocuments.org/deadly-theology/ where permitted plasma-derived fractions are discussed.)
The information in the AJWRB article has the potential to save lives if it reaches the ears of the right people. It’s a sad reality that JW Hospital Information Services is well aware that there is a treatment alternative, a “fraction” of plasma within WT theology, but nothing is said for reasons discussed in the article. So it is left to a group of former members and dissidents to get the word out.
The following LINK will take you to the article mentioned in the above post at AJWRB.org: