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What is safer?
Jun 16, 2005
Hi- my anemia is getting really bad (hgb=3) and my gastroenterologist mentioned IV iron infusions. I want to know what is safer for someone with a compromised immune system- a blood transfusion or an iv infusion. This would only be a stop gap measure because I am continuously bleeding due to ulcers that won't respond to meds. So likely, it's would be a process I'd have to go for all that time, or else, maybe, surgery. But I just want to know, in the meantime, what is safer? With blood transfusion there is a high risk for me having a transfusion rejection reaction but there is also a risk of anaphylactic shock to IV iron.

Need info. Stressed. Thanks.

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