Asked in Catholicism
Is blood transfusion acceptable in the Catholic Church?
November 27, 2008 5:36PM
You are confusing Catholicism with Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah's Witnesses belong to a non-Christian sect (non-Christian in that they deny the divinity of Christ an one of the three persons in the Trinity) who regard blood transfusions as against scripture. They would sooner allow one of their own children to die rather than have a blood transfusion even if it would save their child's life. In addition to this they do ot celebrate Christmas, not celebrate their own (or their children's) birthdays. The Roman Catholic Church, and all mainstream Christian denominations (like Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists etc) allow blood transfusions, and thank God for the skills of the surgeons who day by day save lives through such transfusions, as they regard life as sacred and a gift from God, and not something to be dispensed with whether or not it 'contradicts' scripture.