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Ferritin findings: investigating iron and impacts on donors


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

… Ferritin findings: investigating iron and impacts on donors Transfusion Blood Jenny Ryan … of hemoglobin to donate blood. However, in early stages of iron deficiency, one can have normal hemoglobin, but low iron stores . Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin , the …

Dr. Chantale Pambrun explains the importance of iron wellness


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

… Dr. Chantale Pambrun explains the importance of iron wellness Transfusion Blood Ross FitzGerald Iron is an essential element for producing hemoglobin (the … information  our researchers have learned about mitigating iron deficiency in blood donors.  On March 5, Canadian Blood …

Iron


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Iron What you need to know about iron Iron is an essential mineral that is found in every cell in your body. Considered an ‘enabler’, iron:  Helps build red blood cells. Supports cell functions. …

New Canadian Blood Services iron guidelines mean more donors needed


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

… New Canadian Blood Services iron guidelines mean more donors needed iron blood donation hemoglobin Monday, October 24, 2016 … – Canadian Blood Services is changing its guidelines for iron levels to further promote health and wellness among …

Iron deficiency in pregnancy – a matter of public health


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Iron deficiency in pregnancy – a matter of public health … They deliver oxygen to the vital organs in our body. Iron is the flatbed of the truck which holds the oxygen in place. Iron is a key ingredient to build red blood cells and when …

Hemoglobin


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

… to the cells in our body. The hemoglobin molecule contains iron, an essential mineral found in our diet. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells. Oxygen entering the … The most common reason for low hemoglobin is due to low iron stores. Iron is needed to make red blood cells. Low iron

Hemochromatosis and why blood loss can be a beneficial form of therapy


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

… common genetic condition where the body stores more iron than normal. It occurs most commonly in people of … descent, affecting 1 in 300  people of this demographic . Iron is a central component of our blood – we can’t live … for our blood to function normally. Excessive levels of iron can be toxic. Iron is taken into our bodies (absorbed) …

Top 5 blog posts of 2019


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

… Read more >>         2.  Ferritin findings: investigating iron and impacts on donors The health and well-being of our … >>   3.  Dr. Chantale Pambrun explains the importance of iron wellness Iron is an essential element for producing hemoglobin (the …

Hemochromatosis


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

… common genetic condition where the body stores more iron than normal. It occurs most commonly in people of … descent, affecting  1 in 300  people of this demographic . Iron is a central component of our blood – we can’t live … for our blood to function normally. Excessive levels of iron can be toxic. FAQs What is hereditary hemochromatosis? …

ABCs of eligibility


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

… False reactive test results Hemochromatosis Hemoglobin Iron Travel IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: To prevent the spread … disorder. Individuals with hemochromatosis absorb too much iron from their diet and may accumulate extra iron in their vital organs. If you are otherwise eligible to …