Donating blood whilst fasting.

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).

Shaykh Ibn Fowzaan
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 467, Fatwa No.405.

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