May the souls of those who lost their lives in today's Nyanya bomb blast rest in perfect peace. Amen.
My question is this, if you find yourself in a life threatening situation probably as a result of an accident or an illness, and the only way to save your life is by receiving blood from a donor but this is against the tenets of your religion or faith (if for instance you're a Jehovah's Witness), will you accept the transfusion and save your life or choose to die?
.....So last year someone sent in a mail to a blog (probably Ladun Liadi's but I'm really not sure right now). She was so enraged and cursed out her elder brother, and this is why. Her brother's pregnant wife went into labour and things wants awry and resulted in the loss of a lot of blood. Doctors said the only way to save mother and child was to give her a blood transfusion. The husband refused saying it was against his religion. His sister (who sent the mail) and other loved ones of the wife pleaded and tried to make him see reason he was adamant in his refusal. The doctors told him that he would lose both his wife and the child but he said that if that's the case then it must be Jehovah's will, because Jehovah's laws are clear and he will not go against them. The wife and baby died soon after. The writer was so mad because the deaths could have been easily avoided.
So I saw pictures today of people lining up to give blood (God bless them) to the victims and I wondered, would those victims who are Jehovah's Witnesses reject the blood?
Would you, and why? Let's talk.