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Can a blood cell's Hemoglobin molecule lack iron component

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Dr. Marek Bozdech
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Hemoglobin is the molecule which has iron attached to,it and carries and releases oxygen.
Iron deficiency can occur with a normal hemoglobin value, though usually it is decreased (anemia). Tests for the amount of iron in your blood can be performed independently of hemoglobin.

In brief: Yes

Hemoglobin is the molecule which has iron attached to,it and carries and releases oxygen.
Iron deficiency can occur with a normal hemoglobin value, though usually it is decreased (anemia). Tests for the amount of iron in your blood can be performed independently of hemoglobin.
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