Multiple blood donations associated with iron deficiency in patients with restless legs syndrome.

@article{Silber2003MultipleBD,
  title={Multiple blood donations associated with iron deficiency in patients with restless legs syndrome.},
  author={Michael H. Silber and Jarrett W Richardson},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={52-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a series of patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and iron deficiency with and without anemia related to repeated blood donations. PATIENTS AND METHODS Study patients were identified by asking consecutive patients with RLS seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, from February 1 to December 31, 2001, whether they donated blood. All patients who fulfilled the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group criteria for RLS, had donated blood a minimum of 3 times… CONTINUE READING

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