Thursday, April 27, 2006

Interferons and jehova's witnesses


We have all heard that JW believe that blood has a sacred meaning and refuse blood transfusions. I was suprised to learn that the list of things not allowed is actually more precise than just crude blood transfusions, it also involves thigs that can be found in trace quantity in the blood such as albumin, cytokines etc, depending on how orthodox you are...


5 comments:

Bayman said...

Ha! There's lots of oxygen, nitrogen and CO2 in blood too. How come they didn't make the list? If I was a Jehovah's witness I'd probably be against not breathing...

Anonymous Coward said...

would you have to carry around bottles of not-air to not-breather from?

rob said...

Which part of the blood is purified out from all the fractions that they find unacceptable? Is it possible to isolate one particular component that they find not acceptable for use? If it can be done I would like to purify and concentrate it. Then I would sell it for people to put at their front door in order to repell the door-to-door missionaries. $$$$$

Anonymous Coward said...

You sir are a genius!

Bayman said...

Just bring a syringe full of ketchup to the door when you answer it...