DO JEHOVAH’S WITNESS CHILDREN DIE FROM NOT TAKING BLOOD?

What have Jehovah’s Witnesses historically said about the issue of children dying due to refusing a blood transfusion?

YES – Awake! 1994 May 22 p.2 Youths Who Put God First (3-15)

In former times thousands of youths died for putting God first. They are still doing it, only today the drama is played out in hospitals and courtrooms, with blood transfusions the issue.

NO – Watchtower 1998 December 1 p.14 Defending Our Faith

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been targets of false accusations – barefaced lies and twisted presentations of their beliefs… The accusation that numerous children of Jehovah’s Witnesses die each year as a result of refusing blood transfusions is totally unfounded.

Governing Body member Anthony Morris III telling a story about a youth that died from refusing a blood transfusion:

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