In an article on JW.ORG regarding blood transfusions, the organization answers some commoth “myths” about blood transfusions.
One of the questions goes like this: Myth: Many Witnesses, including children, die each year as a result of refusing blood transfusions.
And the organization goes on to address this “Myth”, making the following statement.
Here the organization states in black and white that it is a myth that many Witnesses, including children, died after refusing blood transfusions. This is a blatant lie. In fact, they published the opposite claim in an Awake Article of 1994 titled “Youths Who Put God First“.
So, to say that the statement “Many Witnesses, including children, die each year as a result of refusing blood transfusions” is a myth is absolute deception, and completely contradictory to what they said before.
In addition to their own admission, a recent study by Dr. Osamu Muramoto found that as many as 594 Jehovah’s Witnesses die every year as a direct result of not being allowed a blood transfusion , and since the ban on blood transfusion was implemented in 1961, more than 30,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses have died as a direct result of being refused a blood transfusion.
The article is currently still published on their website at the following link: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/101994360