[Iron reserves in blood donors. Should we prescribe systematic iron supplementation?].

@article{Blot1980IronRI,
  title={[Iron reserves in blood donors. Should we prescribe systematic iron supplementation?].},
  author={I. C. Blot and M Chenayer and Lamine Diakhat{\'e} and Robert Leluc and Erwin Dipl Ing Gross and Gilbert Tchernia},
  journal={Revue francaise de transfusion et immuno-hematologie},
  year={1980},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          119-29
        }
}
1. Iron status has been assessed in 171 blood donors and 58 controls. 2. In men, ferritinemia was lower in blood donors, as compared to controls, but hemoglobin and erythrocytes values are found normal. 3. In women, both M.C.V. and ferritinemia were lower in donors. Ferritinemia could reach values below the threshold of iron deficiency. Microcytosis occurred 7 times. It appeared to be related either to the association of hypermenorrhea with blood donation, or to a number of 4 blood donations a… CONTINUE READING

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