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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Percent of iron
is it normal for your iron saturation level to go from 78% to 7.4 after just one phlebotomy?
That seems highly unlikely. One phlebotomy takes off about 250 mgm of iron, and most people with hemochromatosis have over 10 grams of iron.
Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University