13 “Bloody” Facts

Happy Friday! In light of Patient Blood Management Awareness Week last week, I thought I’d share some interesting and enlightening facts about blood that you probably didn’t know! Please note that this article may not be for the faint of heart...   Did you know? The average man has 28,800,000,000,000 red blood cells and the [...]

The Progression of Iron Deficiency

Often, a person’s anemia is found through routine screening at the doctor’s office or after they begin to experience the symptoms of iron deficiency, commonly fatigue. Iron deficiency anemia doesn't just happen though, but rather progresses through different stages that take it from iron depletion to full-blown anemia. Simply put, iron deficiency depicts having less [...]

How Many Adults Are Iron Deficient?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficit in the world as well as the leading cause of anemia. Let’s take a look at whom iron deficiency is affecting with some interesting statistics, from Canada and the world. Canadian Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Statistics [...]

Types of Iron Deficiency

Did you know there are different types of Iron Deficiency? A person can become iron deficient or anemic for different reasons and this isn’t limited to adults, but can actually happen to people of all ages, with some types of anemia being more common than others. Let’s look at some of the types of anemia [...]