Archive for August 26th, 2010

August 26, 2010

Blood transfusions should not go ahead without informed consent

Anne-Maree Farrell and Margaret Brazier, both from the University of Manchester note that, in its recent report, the UK government’s Independent Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) acknowledged that there is inconsistent practice in this area and that there are concerns that patients are not given enough information about the risks, benefits and alternatives to transfusion.
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August 26, 2010

Knocking

KNOCKING opens the door on Jehovah’s Witnesses, revealing how they have impacted society in ways far greater and more surprising than the spreading of their faith.
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August 26, 2010

Criminal case against 73-year-old worshipper in Russia.

TULA, Russia—Pyotr Babilyulka, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, was imprisoned from 1956 to 1962 for his refusal to take up arms. Now the 73-year-old great-grandfather finds it hard to believe that he is again facing court charges and possible imprisonment, this time under investigation for “extremism.”
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August 26, 2010

Heat wave and fires in Russia bring prompt response from Witnesses.

MOSCOW—“Russia has not seen a heat wave like this in recorded history. The resulting forest fires are taking a heavy toll on property and the populace alike,” related Grigory Martynov, of the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.
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August 26, 2010

Police block entrance to religious convention site in Russia.

Seeing that one of the Witnesses had a video camera, an officer with the Federal Security Service (FSB) who identified himself as Sergey Viktorovich, knocked it out of his hands and broke it. The Witness was also detained for questioning.
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August 26, 2010

Eritrea: Fifty-two imprisoned Jehovah’s Witnesses

(Listed by Date of Imprisonment)

August 26, 2010

View Point: Blood manufacturing industry soon!

Million accidents per year and high demand of blood during emergency of surgery. The problem has been solved by Marc Turner, director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in Edinburgh and leader of the project of synthetic blood.
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August 26, 2010

Hospital offers “bloodless” medical care.

Hortencia Ramirez had been limping and in constant pain for three years, but had given up on ever feeling better. As a Jehovah’s Witness, she couldn’t accept a blood transfusion and didn’t know of a hospital that would perform hip-replacement surgery without one.
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August 26, 2010

RUSSIA: First criminal charges against Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Launched after mass raids on his congregation, the case against Jehovah’s Witness elder Maksim Kalinin is said to have involved FSB security police surveillance using a secret video camera in his home, as well as their tapping of telephone calls made by seven other Jehovah’s Witnesses. In Altai Republic, extremism charges have already been brought against local Jehovah’s Witness leader Aleksandr Kalistratov, who faces possible imprisonment of up to three years if convicted.
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August 26, 2010

Assembly : Corpus Christi.

CORPUS CHRISTI — Sunday marked the end of a convention that brought more than 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses to Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center.

The annual three-day convention has been at American Bank Center the past five years. In the ’60s, the group met at Memorial Coliseum. The convention ended Sunday afternoon with a drama titled “Walk By Faith and Not By Sight.”
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August 26, 2010

Development plans for Watchtower property proceeding on schedule.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is on schedule to provide the Town of Warwick this fall with plans to develop the 253-acre site of the former International Nickel Company off Long Meadow Road in Warwick.
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