Blood Banking

Transfusing Young Anemic Women: A Careful Assessment is Required

Anemia is common in young women and is usually due to iron deficiency. If anemia has a slower, subacute onset, younger patients without significant medical problems can tolerate low hemoglobin levels. Often times, however, in addition to being anemic for some time, young women may have recently bled. In this situation there is less time for the body to become used to the low red cell levels and a moderate anemia may cause symptoms, such as, shortness

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