Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly

February 10, 2015 7:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose iron supplements speed blood donors' recovery of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells, new research shows.

"This study highlights the importance of maintaining iron levels after blood donation, and shows that supplemental iron effectively restores hemoglobin, even in donors with higher iron levels," according to principal investigator Dr. Joseph Kiss, medical director of the Institute for Transfusion Med...

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