"But Jehovah's Witnesses believe that to be transfused . . [may] result in eternal damnation." How Blood Can Save Your Life The Watchtower goes as far as to claim that their law against blood transfusions has been vindicated. The vindication is said to be because blood transfusions pass on disease and that the body rejects it as a foreign organ. This has particularly been stated since the outbreak of AIDS. ( Watchtower Jun 15 1985 ) This is a contradictory position because what it fails to mention is that Witnesses have contracted AIDS from Factor VIII and IX transfusions, an allowed blood component. It also overlooks that a Witness can have an organ transplant even though this also holds dangers of disease and rejection.