Is blood doping permissible?
Blood transfusion is permitted in Shariah when a patient is desperately in need of blood, or there is a fear of losing his/her life if blood is transfusion doesn’t take place. Blood doping is a practice amongst athletes where they artificially boost the blood’s ability in order to bring more oxygen to
muscles thereby improving athletic performance. In this case there isn’t a valid Shar’ee reason for blood transfusion, thus blood doping cannot be rendered permissible, in fact, it is illegal and banned even by the international Olympic committee and other sporting organizations.
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.