Kindly refer below our standard reply to similar queries, ‘Al-Mahmood Vol.1’
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Q: Can Muslims donate/transfuse blood?
A: It is permissible to donate and transfuse blood if:
a) There is a desperate need to donate blood; b) There is no other
alternative; and c) This has been prescribed by an expert medical
This permissibility is based on the principal of ‘necessity relaxes
However, the permissibility of blood donation and blood transfusion is
determined by the following conditions:
a) The donor willingly donates his blood. If he is compelled to do so, it
will not be permissible; b) There is no danger to his (the donor’s) life or
health; c) If the doctor feels that the patient will lose his life and there
is no other alternative but recourse of blood transfusion; and d) There is
no fear of death but the recovery is not possible without blood transfusion.
It is not permissible to sell one’s blood or to pay the blood donor.
However, if one is in need of blood desperately and the only means to obtain
the blood is to purchase it, then only will it be permissible to pay for the
NB. Blood donation and blood transfusion is not permissible for the sake of
beautification or for any other reason other than genuine necessity.