Iron deficiency in blood donors.


CONTEXT Blood donation results in a substantial loss of iron (200 to 250 mg) at each bleeding procedure (425 to 475 ml) and subsequent mobilization of iron from body stores. Recent reports have shown that body iron reserves generally are small and iron depletion is more frequent in blood donors than in non-donors. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to… (More)


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@article{Canado2001IronDI, title={Iron deficiency in blood donors.}, author={Rodolfo Delfini Cançado and Carlos S{\'e}rgio Chiattone and F. Alonso and Dante Langhi J{\'u}nior and R de C Alves}, journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina}, year={2001}, volume={119 4}, pages={132-4; discussion 131} }