Why do JW refuse blood transfusions? Doctrine. On the basis of various biblical texts, including Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 17:10, and Acts 15:28–15:29, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe: Blood represents life and is sacred to God. After it has been removed from a creature, the only use of blood that God has authorized is for the atonement of sins.
What blood products will Jehovah Witnesses accept? Many Witnesses accept the transfusion of derivatives of primary blood components such as albumin solutions, cryoprecipitate, clotting factor concentrates (including fibrinogen concentrate) and immunoglobulins.
Which blood products do Jehovah Witnesses refuse? Jehovah’s Witnesses have refused allogenic blood transfusion and primary components (red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma) on religious grounds since 1945 and this has presented challenges for surgeons and related healthcare staff in providing care to this group.
What is forbidden in Jehovah Witness? The denomination requires adherence to a strict moral code, which forbids premarital sex, homosexuality, gender transitioning, adultery, smoking, drunkenness and drug abuse, and blood transfusions.