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How do you deal with death?

Posted Apr 26, '12 at 5:48pm

jkl3848

jkl3848

245 posts

Get into an accident or contract some disease that requires a blood transfusion to give you any chance of surviving and tell me that being a Jehovah's Witness is still a good idea

It may seem that way, but if it was bad, there is a good chance you would die, and blood transfusions rarely works more, and often works less, than not taking one. Most doctors now agree that not taking a blood transfusion is safer, because disease can be transferred.
 

Posted Apr 26, '12 at 5:51pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,265 posts

 

Posted Apr 26, '12 at 5:54pm

jkl3848

jkl3848

245 posts

I've never known anyone (and I know a lot of people who have had a kid) who died because of not taking a blood transfusion. That is probably just a myth. Not taking the transfusion is just as safe as not.

 

Posted Apr 26, '12 at 5:57pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

13,388 posts

Knight

Most doctors now agree that not taking a blood transfusion is safer, because disease can be transferred.


Right. Because having some risk of a curable disease in your blood is far worse than having no blood at all.
 

Posted Apr 26, '12 at 6:00pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,265 posts

I don't think you read the article that I posted, so here, I'll post it and highlight the key parts for you:

In this nationwide retrospective study, the researchers examined all cases of maternal mortality in the Netherlands between 1983 and 2006, and all cases of serious maternal morbidity between 2004 and 2006.

The authors report that all identified cases of maternal mortality in Jehovah's witnesses during this period were caused by major obstetric haemorrhage. The refusal of red blood cell transfusion was found to be an important factor in the course of events leading to the death of these women. All cases of serious maternal morbidity in Jehovah's witnesses were similarly caused by major obstetric haemorrhage and linked to the refusal of red blood cell transfusion.

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Professor Jos van Roosmalen, Chairman of the National Maternal Mortality Committee of the Netherlands Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and supervisor of the research, said "In the Netherlands, the overall maternal mortality ratio due to obstetric haemorrhage is extremely low at 0.67 per 100,000 live births. Excellent blood transfusion facilities contribute heavily to this low ratio".

"Jehovah's witnesses, by refusing blood transfusion, expose themselves to a serious risk during childbirth. Our survey has shown a maternal mortality ratio due to obstetric haemorrhage of 68 per 100, 000 live births in this group, a 130 times higher risk than the average."
 

Posted Jun 5, '12 at 4:43pm

CheapCheep

CheapCheep

244 posts

You get over it. My friend commit suicide about a couple months ago. Do I still think about him? Absolutely. But I dont let it hold me back from the life that I'M living now.

Death happens. Everyone has to go through it at some time. Is it bad? No. Is it good? Not really. But it happens, and you have to be the one who keeps going as long as you can.

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 10:48am

nitin007

nitin007

82 posts

I used to get nightmares about dying as a child. I got over it by telling myself that my time on Earth has to end, so I should just quit worrying about it and live life to its fullest.

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 11:24am

ScouseWarrior

ScouseWarrior

1,394 posts

I lost my father when I was two years old, obviously this has affected me in life but it has made me a stronger charcter. It has made me realise death happens no-one can change that in life so you have to just accept the fact you or someone you know is going to die. If you accept it, you become a stronger person mentally. If you don't you'll be forever gloomed with the long hand of death!

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 11:37am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

797 posts

I used to panic, hyperventilate, cry in a corner, and become depressed whenever I thought about it. Eventually I accepted the inevitable and have been trying to use my time more wisely and do what I feel like. And that is why I have no emotions.

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 12:36pm

dair5

dair5

3,475 posts

The shortness of life greatly increases its importance.


I don't get this. I understand the shortness of life increases your importance while you're alive, but after you die it's meaningless. After you and the people who cared about you die, then there is no one left to find importance in it and it is no longer important.
 
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