Bmj Usa: Letter


BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E16

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

The paper by Muramoto provoked a spirited debate on As of February 13, 44 e-letters had been posted on in response to the paper, a few of which are published below (in whole or in part).—Editor

Choosing to take blood: you can't hide it from God

  1. Tony Barrett (
  1. Newcastle, UK
  2. AJWRB (

    Editor—I understand the fear of the vast majority on the issue of blood, since I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. The question is not, “How can I hide my choice of taking blood or blood products from the congregation”; it is “How can I hide it from God?” The Holy Scriptures, the Word of God, states that all true worshipers of Jehovah God must abstain from blood. If one makes the choice to ignore this command from God, one makes …

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