I was watching an old Seinfeld re-run and it showed Jerry getting a blood transfusion. I thought Jewish people weren't allowed to receive blood transfusions or blood products? Are there variations to this rule? Is he not Jewish in Seinfeld? or am I nuts for even noticing? lol. I hope I don't sound rude, just ignorant!
Answer by eringobrough at 5:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Just to add to what Eringobrough had to say: According to Jewish belief, saving a life is one of the most important mitzvot (commandments), overriding nearly all of the others. (The exceptions are murder, certain sexual offenses, and idol-worshipâ€”we cannot transgress these even to save a life.) Therefore, if a blood transfusion is deemed medically necessary, then it is not only permissible but obligatory.
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