For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.
References for Leviticus 17:11
Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood.”
“ ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,
References for Leviticus 17:13