Skip to main content

Thelma Asks...

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. 

Comments

  1. Witnesses have a lot of rules that I don't understand and this is one of them. how can it be God's plan for you to die like a fowl. for no reason at all?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Okay. Thelma am going to say this: am a Jehovahs witness, what U just posted is NOT true!!!
    Before that woman got to her third trimester, she must have signed a NO blood card "All Govt hospitals in Naija respects that wish ".... it's like a woman saying I want to have a CS with or without complications.
    When I had my ruptured appendix operation, I signed the NO blood card, I was 18, My Doc in the private hospital respected my wish & gave me plasma expanders instead. Am still alive today and replying ur post.

    What is the guarantee that the blood transfusion will save U even apart from the fact that the Bible advice against whole blood intake in any form ? Am a medical biochemist, i've been in the hospital enough to witness blood transfusion related deaths & illnesses.

    The rubbish Linda Ikeji posted about us is irritating, Jehovahs Witnesses are neither Forced to marry themselves nor get expelled when they marry non-witnesses!!! LIES!!!
    That is a personal decision though from the Bible we are adviced to marry ONLY in the Lord.

    #Sorry bout my epistle. I ALWAYS defend my faith.
    Lovely week You'all.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Now this is very confusing; from Ruthy's comment. My last girlfriend is a JW and she always insists that JW will be expelled from their fold if they intend to marry non-JWs, and their union won't be recognized, a real contrast to what Ruthy has claimed. It's one of the reasons she broke up with me (the scars are still there). As for this blood issue, I don't expect you'll compare transfusion to ingestion. The place in the bible you make reference to forbids ingesting the blood of animals because it's the life of animals. Plasma expanders, in a lay man's understanding, creates room for red blood cell replication and more oxygen circulation, but this is less efficient than normal blood transfusion especially when a patient's life is at stake. Ingesting blood doesn't replicate Red Blood Cells or help in oxygen circulation. Transfusion of blood is a deep contrast to that. Red Blood cells replicate, and PH levels normalize. Be Blessed.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The blood transfusion related deaths and illnesses as witnessed by Ruthy isn't as a direct result of the transfusion but due to not following proper procedures. You'd most likely get wrong results when you don't do as supposed in all activities. There's absolutely no proven risk medically in receiving screened blood. Screened for infections, compatibility. What I'm sure the Bible says is, we shouldn't EAT blood. Some people also go as far as refusing drugs and other forms of medication.
    I've always been of the view that advancement in medicine, is for man's good. The bible says "God gave medical knowledge to doctors...there is no end to the activities"...Read Sirach 38:1-15.
    One's religious belief is not to be opposed, as long as it doesn't do anyone asides them harm or even good.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Errrm Memphis, am sorry but your Ex LIESD big time! Why did she date U in the 1st place knowing ur not our member?
    I have a handful of friends that married NON jehovahs Witnesses and are still VERY much NOT expelled. A LOT even.

    U said ingestion is different from transfusion. Please what are the TWO ways drugs (syrups or tablets) are given to a patient? ORAL or INTRAVENOUS!
    Ingestion or Transfusion is the same.
    We humans always tend to twist the Bible laws that are "difficult " by our standard to suit ourselves!

    Plasma expanders are given to people who still have at least 40% of their blood FULL blood count (anything lower than that, the person dies and not even transfusion can save the person)
    It happened to me and am ALIVE with plasma expanders, meaning it's as EFFECTIVE! (mine was even 37% left & my Doc begged me to accept transfusion, I declined).

    ReplyDelete
  6. I thought as a JW, Ruthy was gonna clear this up but I'm as confused as ever...even as a Medical Biochemist, you compared blood transfusion with Ingestion? I rest my case....Maybe I'm missing something here

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bloody refusal is a very very very stupid law/commandment that has been twisted out Of the bible. Ruthy have u ever actually sat down with these passages and asked the holy spirit to interpret or just consumed what ur masters have told u. Please dont waste ur life and it's never God's wish for any one yo die young. "my ppl perish for lack of knowledge "

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOL... well, everyone to his tent oh isreal. NO anon. We have NO masters! I became a JW on my own. My OWN at 15. My parents joined me 4yrs later then my siblings.

    Tiwa please what's the difference between drugs taken orally and intravenously? That is where u should rest your case!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ruthyyy. Na wa o. This daggers drawn defense of your beliefs awes me. It's good though, but you're getting it wrong. You can't compare medicine/food to blood in this manner. Food or drugs taken by intravenous methods are broken down to build energy blocks and fight parasites respectively. Blood has one sole function: giving life.

      Let's imagine this senerio. If you want to transport an item by means of a flowing river, the recipient of the item easily identifies and makes use of it. But can you transport water through this river to the same recipient? Blood is a transport medium and not an energy builder or parasite killer. Receiving blood from a donor only ensures that your transport system; your LIFE carrier, is in normal condition. So don't compare taking blood with any other substance through either oral or intravenous methods. Blood is a LIFE carrier, nothing more. Be Blessed.

      Delete
  9. Memphis, like I said, Everyone to their tent.
    Whatever floats our individual boats!
    The bible's laws, commandments and principles CANT be twisted by science or our brains... carry on with your beliefs.
    Be blessed too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have never commented before, but i had to in response to your answers,you sound very defensive, whatever our beliefs are, try and give answers without making it like seem like you know it all...am a biochemist so blah blah, also maybe your members are giving outsiders the wrong impression too, take it easy girl is not that serious
      #Phila#

      Delete
  10. sister ruthylicious..... u can simply check your dictionary for the difference between "ingestion" and "transfusion" it will make things easier.... Both words are NOT the same!! You are the ones twisting the bible......which bible said "marry our own"???? which bible???? i know a lot of unhappy people today just cause they were not allowed to marry outside "the fold'.....dunno why im using the word 'the fold sef" makes it sound more like a cult....but thats what you guys call urselfs thou 'OUR OWN' "OUTSIDE THE FOLD". And stop confusing readers... u seem to be contradicting yourself actually.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You people shouldn't bother yourselves with this JW thing. They have been modelled to think in a certain way by their teachers, no matter what you say even when they see or even get to know that it is true, their stereotyped nature doesn't allow them to agree with you, they have this 'they must not win me' attitude. They are so scared of being sent away from their so called fold. Only God knows what they do there.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Some of the above comments just reminds me of the comments in the Catholic posts!
    I didn't comment in that post because I know nothing bout the catholic doctrine and didn't want to sound insulting...

    U'all should pls just take some chill pills.
    Salvation is PERSONAL...

    What is the difference between artesunate tablet and injection? Dictionary keh!
    One is ingested and one is given intravenously like blood is being transfused right?

    Takia U'all.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ruthy, I beg to disagree wid u. Dia's a big D bw IV and oral route... D only sensible argument hia is dat @d end of d day, d end destination is d body. #ADAH

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...

Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 
Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

***
This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, w…

#WriteRight. VIVIAN: MY FIRST SEX EXPERIENCE WITH MY BOYFRIEND

He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
Kai!
See how you are serious dey read this story....!
My…

...

Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

THE ‘NEW’ SIDE CHICK: I WAS HER

A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing. I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrée comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrée is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to order steak, not hot wings.  You were just a placeholder, fling, temporary commitment, or  maybe even just a “good ol time” until what he really wanted was presented to hi…

One More Post...

Shhhhhhh....

I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
So who is interested? Comment on anything you feel like, ask me or anyone a question, talk about how your day went, your job, your interests, tell us something about you that we don't know, share a testimony with us, rant about anything you feel like, talk about your crush/boo/spouse/relationship/marriage, challenges you're facing, ANYTHING AT ALL! 
I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
BTW please Ejoeccome out come out, wherever you are!

Giveaway Finale!

Happy Sunday y'all. 
This is the conclusive part of #WCG. 
All the N25,000 recipients have received their cash.
All the students have also received their N10,000. 
Once again guys please comment under any of the posts, or this one that you've received your money. Thanks. 

So moving forward, this final giveaway contains 
1. N10,000 for 5 people. 

2. 3 kimonos from Julian's dressmakers. 
3. 3 pairs of Palm slippers from WaleOnibata. (Gents) 
4. 2 pairs of shoes from Courtney's Closet. (Ladies. Size 9 and Size 11). 

5. 1 human hair wig from Gabby's Wigs'n'Weaves. You pick from one of the wigs below. 
6. 3 cakes from CakesandCream 

7. A getaway at CitiHeight Hotel Ikeja for 3 people. (Who can each bring one person along).  


As I said earlier, Kon has already won a stay at CitiHeight and Clare, a kimono. So those gifts are now available for 2 people each. 
There is no competition. We are only going to play a game. 
I have each gift item listed out in numbers. Number 1 to 100. …

Adventures, Fun, Friendship & Laughter at the TTB Hangout (Lekki Conservation Center).

Nicole to Clare: mummy lets go. I want to climb that ropy thing!

Isn't Clare beautiful?!

Uyi et moi. Clowning. 

Mother & child. 


Scary af! Trish on the ramp. The chica loves the outdoors so much, she was like a kid in a candy store. She and Uyi took this walk twice! More power to them, you can't pay me to do this a second time.


Uyi & Tiwa