Iron Deficiency (Anaemia)

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Guidance

Iron deficiency is common in women of menstruating age due to chronic blood loss. Females diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia at workup should be offered a course of iron, and may donate once the haemoglobin has risen to normal level.


Male donors where diet or regular blood donation is the cause of low ferritin with or without low MCV, but with normal HB may donate. For BM consider iron replacement.

Male donors who are anaemic with no clear cause should be deferred for investigation.


See also Anaemia

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 2

Date of Last Update

1 June 2016