Q & A Sylhet

“Blood transfusion and non-Muslim blood…”

Q. Blood transfusion for a Muslim patient from non-Muslim donors.

A.

It is not unlawful for a blood transfusion to take place using blood from non-Muslim donors especially in cases of blood unavailability as is the case in many parts of Bangladesh. In al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya it has:

“It is permitted for a sick person to drink blood or urine or to eat carrion to treat himself if a Muslim doctor has advised him to do so because it will make him better and because there is no permissible alternative available…”[1]

يجوز للعليل شرب الدم والبول وأكل الميتة للتداوي إذا أخبره طبيب مسلم أن شفاءه فيه ولم يجد من المباح ما يقوم مقامه 

And Allah knows best.

s.z.c.


[1] See al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya, 5:355.

 

 

 

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