Saturday night I went to work...  

rm_XTheJesterX 39M
282 posts
11/7/2005 3:11 am

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Saturday night I went to work...

...And I was faced with something I've not had to deal with before.

A young lady was in a terrible car accident. And when she was admitted, she was a "Jane Doe".

She had lost a great deal of blood, so she was typed and crossed just like any other trauma would be.

The girl's liver was lacerated pretty badly, and she needed constant whole blood transfusions in order to be kept alive.

That I've seen before, nothing new. But.....

She was finally identified and her family was notified.

It turns out, her family belongs to a religion I won't name. But one of this religion's tenets is...followers are not allowed to recieve blood transfusions.

The hospital had to stop giving her blood.

Now, the saddest part is, if she would have been allowed to continue to recieve the blood, she would have survived long enough for the surgeons to get in there and fix her liver.

But she didn't survive.

Her family was devestated. She was only 20 years old.

Far be it for me to denegrate a religious belief, but in my book its better to have the ones you care about alive and around you.

This belief is just plain stupid.

On top of losing their daughter/sister...the preacher who came along to "console" the family just kept lamenting the fact that she recieved any blood at all...So the family had to hear this ass-hat saying that she wasn't getting into heaven.

I could have killed that man.

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

11/7/2005 6:24 am

Sad at some of the things religion can do to people and some of the ways it affects people.

I know it makes you angry..and one really knows WHAT happens when you pass of us should critize another religion because it just might be "accurate"

I do know that if I were in your shoes...I would have kicked his ass.


Always The Bitch

Theflinkychick 105F

11/7/2005 7:53 am

The preacher was a jerk. From what your account of the incident it doesn't sound like the girl was concious when she was given the transfusions. What kind of idiot would hold a person accountable for a decision they did not make. Free will is kinda non-existant if you aren't able to take part in the decision. I hope that thought occurs to that family and that they do not allow him to officate at the funeral.

Not all who wander are lost.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
11/7/2005 5:27 pm

Man, I can't even wrap my brain around how frustrating that would be. I think it particularly drives me nuts because of the age of the young woman. That's barely old enough to have the life experience necessary to make those kind of sweeping life/death decisions.

On another note, if Mandy had been there, I'm sure she would have kicked his ass.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

lifeisablast333 54M

11/7/2005 10:32 pm

In A free country, we have the right to belive in anything we want, no matter how stupid it is. But dude I am with you, how could they protest. redneck cocks back his right fist, if'n they have a broken jaw.

tillerbabe 56F

11/8/2005 12:33 am

Ah fuck....

rm_bella_ 47F
4030 posts
11/8/2005 6:07 pm

I have heard this of a particular religion and that death was preferred rather than life if a blood transfusion needed to be performed.

Is this moral? I don't think so. I thought life was the most precious gift and yet they squander it away for a makes no sense.

beewulf9 38M

11/8/2005 8:01 pm

I can understand the anger. Just your description of the events caused my blood to boil.

rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
11/13/2005 4:03 am

katzmeow2 42F

2/18/2007 7:19 pm

according to JWs it's the heart's intent that decides whether you go to the afterlife or not (and JWs don't believe that everyone goes to heaven only the 144,000 chosen elders). if they were JW and she was unconscious when she received blood, her heart's intent did not violate her beliefs and she's not doomed to whatever they believe she was going to be getting.

btw... i also don't agree with them and I think they're crazy for believing that shit.

motherfucker son of a cock sucking bitch whore!

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