I am sorry, but as is often the case your reply is typical of one who has taken the party line without actually thinking about it. Thin it through a bit more deeply, especially taking the following into account.
Use of blood in a transfusion causes Haemolytic reaction. That is a given and completely unavoidable as long as blood contains DNA. Since the alternatives don't carry DNA, and therefore cannot
cause Haemolytic reaction, that one factor alone makes blood the inferior transfusion medium.
When you add in the chance of infection, including Cancer as my father's case demonstrates, from transfused blood, however small that chance may be, again blood comes out as the inferior medium.
Add in the increased risk of haemorrhage because of the added anti-coagulants in blood, and that increases the inferiority of blood as a transfusion medium.
Whilst it has to be admitted that the alternatives do nothing to prevent haemorrhage, they do not promote it through containing anti-coagulants.
The only saving grace for blood is a transfusion medium is that it increases circulatory volume, which all the others do anyway, since transfused blood does not carry oxygen for at least 24, often 48 hours..
It is not a bogus claim. In 1984 one of the top Surgeons in the UK said n an article in the Guardian, "If we had to get a licence for blood as a medicine now we would fail as it would be deemed too dangerous". A very true statement.
Because it is not the permitted components that cause the dangers and problem. Haemolytic reaction is only triggered by foreign DNA which is not contained in the permitted components. The very fact the blood has been broken down into components removes the other health problems with blood.
I am not the one trying to have it both ways, nor are the JWs.
I find it interesting that in the UK Ambulances will soon be carrying blood for transfusion. Maybe because of the number of surgeons now performing operations without blood they are desperate for ways to use it. Thin about it. With muhc reduced ability to type blood on the scene of an accident the increase it the chance of sever haemolytic reaction, even fatally so, is much increased.
And they claim to put patients first. That'll be the day, it is and has always been money first reputation second and patients third as far as the health authorities are concerned. That is why in the UK medical treatment, even for fatal diseases and problems,is now called a Postcode Lottery, because the availability of drugs and treatment depends in the main on where you live!
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.