- 一般社団法人 日本輸血・細胞治療学会
- 日本輸血学会雑誌 (ISSN:05461448)
- vol.42, no.5, pp.215-217, 1996-10-01 (Released:2010-03-12)
We evaluated the effect of repeated 400ml whole blood donation on storage iron status in 26 males and 196 females. Iron status was estimated from hemoglobin concentration, transferrin saturation and serum ferritin. Storage iron was calculated according to the formula proposed by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Calculated storage iron after repeated donation of 400ml was 806±174mg in male donors and 292±248mg in females. Levels after 400ml donation decreased to 606mg in males and to 92mg in females. Among females, 20.5% were in negative iron balance before donation, increasing to 37.7% after donation. However, no significant decrease in storage iron by repeated blood donation was recognized, when standards for blood collection were strictly complied with.