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Are transfusions for blood loss and iron deficiency anemia the same?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Transfusion/infusion

Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss.
Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia.

In brief: Transfusion/infusion

Blood ( pack red blood cells) transfusion is usually given in the setting of significant anemia due to blood loss.
Intravenous iron infusion is given to treat iron deficiency anemia. However both blood transfusion and iron infusion can be given in anemia due to blood loss and iron deficiency anemia- decision will depend on how severe the anemia/symptoms & how quickly you want to treat the anemia.
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Transfusion

Blood transfusion may be done for acute blood loss (e.
g. When someone is involved in a motor vehicle collision, massive blood loss after surgery or delivery) leading to a significant drop in the hemoglobin or for chronic severe anemia in which the hemoglobin is very low. One cause of chronic anemia is iron deficiency, which is usually treated with iron supplementation by mouth.

In brief: Transfusion

Blood transfusion may be done for acute blood loss (e.
g. When someone is involved in a motor vehicle collision, massive blood loss after surgery or delivery) leading to a significant drop in the hemoglobin or for chronic severe anemia in which the hemoglobin is very low. One cause of chronic anemia is iron deficiency, which is usually treated with iron supplementation by mouth.
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