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Evaluating Body Iron Stores of a Blood Donor Using the Hepcidin to Ferritin Ratio (Hepcidin to Ferritin Quotient)

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Lofti et al evaluated blood donors for iron stores followng a donation. The ratio of serum hepcidin to ferritin gives insight into iron stores of the donor. The authors are from the University Hospital Ulm and German Red Cross Blood Services Baden-Wurttemberg-Hessen in Germany.

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