Inspired by this question, if we choose to allow a doctor to heal us, how far is too far?
In Lev 17:13-14:
13 “‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth, 14 because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.”
Some groups have gone far enough to say that they won't take blood transfusions or even transplants. Does the preservation of life supersede this verse?
And, although a bit Sci-Fi, does the above verse conflict with the idea of artificial blood?
I think it's fine, but I've been wrong about stuff before.