reform3Some people understandably dismiss the thought that the Watchtower blood doctrine can be reformed. They believe the doctrine is too entrenched, and that too many lives have been lost for the Governing Body to ever be able to reform the doctrine. Others would argue that the Watchtower is too far gone to be reformed. That there is nothing worth saving, and even advocate for the complete destruction of the organization.

When AJWRB talks about reform we refer to modifications in the policy and in the lives of those who have been subject to the policy, namely individual Jehovah’s Witnesses and their children. In these terms, it’s quite apparent that substantive reform is ongoing and has been for many years.

One need only study the history of the doctrine over the past eight decades to appreciate just how radically the doctrine has already been reformed. The changes are truly staggering when viewed objectively. Additionally, there are already hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, and those who are somewhere in the middle,who already question or reject the doctrine and will accept blood transfusions when needed.

In this section of the website you will find a large selection of articles that explore various aspects of reform. We will attempt to address some of the key questions including:

  • What has AJWRB been able to accomplish?
  • What would an acceptable blood policy look like to AJWRB?
  • How should someone approach their Jehovah’s Witnesses family members or friends.
  • How can I supportAJWRB in its effort to reform the Watchtower blood policy?


Chaunte Cardwell – from Near Death to Freedom

Chaunte Cardwell – from Near Death to Freedom

Shortly after I was born, my parents decided to become Jehovah’s Witnesses. My dad was an elder, and everyone in our family pioneered during the summer while I was growing up. I was baptized in 1986 at thirteen years of age, in Ogden, Utah. We were the picture-perfect...

Evelyn’s Story

Evelyn’s Story

I had stopped going to the meetings for six months. Before that I was fading, but it wasn’t deliberate. The stress of being a Jehovah’s Witness and the daily treadmill on Watchtower’s hamster-wheel was too much for my physical and mental health. In early 1992 I moved...

Call to Action!

A significant effort is underway to reform the blood doctrine. This involves informing and educating all of Jehovah's Witnesses as to the facts about blood. Much of this is being accomplished through the medical community. If you are a reform minded Jehovah's Witness...

Stop the Insanity

We are asking Jehovah's Witnesses and concerned family members to send the following letter to their Jehovah's Witness friends, family and congregation members. The letter has been drafted and approved by Watchtower Elders and HLC officials in different countries....

Appointed Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses

We call upon you to summon up the courage to carefully investigate the blood issue. We believe that you will find, as we have, that there is little if any biblical basis for the current policies. The evidence will show that the Bible may forbid the eating of blood,...

Jan. 27, 1997 Letter to Dan Sydlik

The following letter was sent to a member of the governing body in 1997 prior to the publishing of any information by AJWRB in the hope that it could be avoided. There was no response and the web site "New Light on Blood" came online the following month. January 27,...

Friends and Family

If you have been a Jehovah's Witness for any period of time, you probably have many friends and family members who are also Witnesses and likely feel some sense of obligation towards these individuals, since you now possess information that is potentially lifesaving....

Blood Saved Their Lives

Hi, I am not going to give any names but want all to know the following information. I have been a JWs for 40 years since I was 6 years old, 2 weeks ago I got the reform blood information from the net, and totally agree with what they say as I have experienced it...

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