It is well known that Jehovah's Witnesses don't accept blood transfusions, even if their lives are at risk. What many people don't realise is that this blood policy is much more complex than it appears. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses are not allowed to store their own blood for later use. They cite the Old Testament practice of pouring blood on the ground to claim that blood should not be stored for later reuse, even if it is your own blood. However, Jehovah's Witnesses now allow certain blood fractions that come from stored blood. Furthermore, Jehovah's Witnesses won't donate blood, but many will accept blood fractions (The Watchtower society leaves it up to their conscience. Some will still refuse, just to play it "safe".) that come from the donated blood of others. The following video discusses this confusing policy and provides questions that can be asked of Jehovah's Witnesses when they come to your door.
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