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Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban White Blood Cells

Submitted by Jaymes on February 17, 2012 - 5:00 am No Comment

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses Ban White Blood Cells?In this article, I’ll show you that Jehovah’s Witnesses ban white blood cells and explain why I, using simple science, think that this is one of the craziest stances the Watchtower, Bible and Tract Society have ever taken. As per our previous article on the flip-flopping of the Jehovah’s Witness stance on blood, we read in the June 15th 2004 edition of the Watchtower (within the Questions from Readers section) the following:

Other Christians decide differently. They too refuse transfusions of whole blood, red cells, white cells, platelets, or plasma. Yet, they might allow a physician to treat them with a fraction extracted from the primary components.

So then, it’s well known that the Watchtower, Bible and Tract Society completely and utterly forbids the transfusion of white blood cells. Fair enough. What’s the issue with that, you might ask? Well, only that organ transplants contain more white blood cells than any other blood cell! [1] A Jehovah’s Witness who accepts an organ transplant takes in more leukocytes than he/she would through a conventional blood transfusion.

I was even more shocked to read that mother’s milk contains 5-12 times more leukocytes than the same amount of blood. In fact, just a drop of breast milk contains around 1 million white blood cells [2]. Oh, did I mention that this also applies to cow milk, which I know is a drink the Circuit Overseer in Cyprus loves to drink, as well as a lot of standard drone Jehovah’s Witnesses. So next time you’ve got a white moustache, just think of all those prohibited leukocytes you’ve consumed.

Why not use this the next time your parents, spouse or friends bring up the blood conversation. Before you start the debate, ask them if they would care for a nice refreshing glass of milk.

[1] Transplant surgery injury recruits recipient MHC class II-positive leukocytes into the kidney
[2] How Human Milk Protects Babies From Illness