Donating blood whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 467, Fatwa No.405

Question: Does donating blood during the day in Ramadhaan break the fast?

Response: Yes! If he donates and a lot of blood is drawn out, then he breaks his fast as it is regarded as similar to cupping (hijaamah).

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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