the watchtower goes beyond what is written, this command given, to abstain from blood, was referring to the DRINKING AND EATING of blood, has nothing to do with medical procedures. Interesting that even the strictest of Jews who try to follow the Old Law Code given, NEVER took this to mean blood transfusions. Watchtower takes it totally OUT OF CONTEXT. Since Jesus said they would save an animal fallen into a pit on the Sabbath, showing mercy was above the law of the Sabbath, which breaking the Sabbath was punishable by Death, don't you think He also points to how much He LOVES us and wants us to have life? Much more so than laws given, totally, totally out of context.