Is it permissible in Islam to donate blood to non-Muslims?

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Is it permissible in Islam to donate blood to non-Muslims?

Blood transfusion for medical purposes is permissible in Islam. It is permissible to take blood from a non-Muslim and it is permissible to give blood to non-Muslims. These matters are related to human life.

It stands to reason that Islam teaches us to feed the hungry, to take care of the sick and to save the life of people. In these matters it does not make any difference between the life of a Muslim and non-Muslim.