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For one, too frequent transfusions results in toxic excess levels of iron in the body, as humans cannot actively remove excess iron. This occurs in people with thalassemia treated with blood transfusions.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3968466/




So extract some of the recipient's blood before they receive a transfusion? This could be donated to a blood bank.


Or reduce the iron concentration in the blood you are transferring.




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