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Blood Donation Source

לכבוד מרן שליט׳א

A patient who is anaemic and requires blood transfusion ( his life is not in danger ) asks that he should only be given blood from a ירא שמים who
has not eaten anything that may have lead to be מטמטם הלב. Should the patient be advised that he should take any blood available or is it best to try and establish a source donor who meets the above requirements.

Many thanks.

The sources we find with regards to timtum halev, the adverse effect of non kosher items, all refer to consuming them as food. Any other form of  bringing foreign things in to one’s body should not be assumed to have any adverse effect.

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