Blood Banking

Transfusing Young Anemic Women: A Careful Assessment is Required – pro

Anemia is common in young women and is usually due to iron deficiency. If anemia has a slower, subacute onset, younger patients without medical problems can tolerate low hemoglobin levels. Often times, however, in addition to subacute or chronic iron deficiency anemia young women can have anemia of acute blood loss. In this situation there is less time for the body to become habituated to the low red cell levels and a moderately low hemoglobin may

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