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Blood Donation in Islam

Blood donation is a voluntary act allowing one’s blood to be drawn out of the body. Most of the time, people donate blood out of charity though some others may donate blood for money or other incentive. The blood donated will be stored in blood banks to be frequently used for transfusion purpose.

Donating blood is believed to be a safe way to saving one’s life. Further, regular blood donation also gives tremendous advantage for the donator in terms of health and reward. There is a great demand of blood each day in most places in the world. Since no factory can produce blood, the only way to fulfill the demand is through generous blood donation. So, how Islam sees blood donation and what are the advantages?

Is it allowed to donate blood?

Blood donation has raised a great debate among Islamic scholars whether it is permissible (halal) or not. Donating blood is a relatively new medical treatment in which it does not exist in the era of Prophet. Thus, there is no verse in Qur’an or Hadith saying blood donation as halal or haram. However, analyzing from the purpose of blood donating to save one’s life; it is permissible. Besides saving one’s life, donating blood also has tremendous benefits you can ever think. (See also: importance of time in Islam).

Furthermore, here the information about miraculous benefits of donating blood in Islam for health and society, as follows:

  1. Saving life

The main benefits of blood donation are saving one’s life. Well, not all patients need blood donation of course, only those who are in the death-or-life stage needs to receive donation in advance according to the needs. To put in simple, without blood donation, there will be people who undoubtedly will die. (See also: giving gifts in Islam).