We're not Seventh Day Adventists - They don't eat red meat. We do. We eat all kinds of meat. Pork, beef, chicken, lamb, etc. No matter what type of meat ~ It HAS to be properly bled and cooked. We don't consume anything with blood. I don't even see how anyone can even eat something with blood, anyway. Sounds rather disgusting, to be honest. As it relates to blood transfusions - Getting foreign blood inserted into our body is no different from eating blood-filled meat, or drinking blood. That's why we're all about "No Blood!" - We refuse to have ANY FORM OF INTAKE of blood, no matter what. But in the medical world - there are bloodless operations that have become more successful and efficient than traditional transfusions. Transfusions do carry the risk of diseases, and even if it's 'clean' blood - it doesn't always work. Besides, doctors have found that patients who go with bloodless operations recover much faster than persons who took the traditional operation. Even the U.S Army has switched to bloodless operations. Despite the fact it was created just to comply with our stance against blood, it is now up-lifted by the entire medical world. So, I now hope you understand. We DO eat meat - just without blood. We DO NOT take transfusions, neither do we donate blood. All to comply with God's laws found within the Bible. People see it as evil that we would deny, say - our children a chance to save their life - but we don't just let them die. If nothing else can't be done, then at least their death won't be in vain. They would get another chance at life, when God brings forth the resurrection.