Iron overload increases the risk of
life-threatening complications

Dangers of iron overload

the dangers of iron overload

Iron overload has been shown to increase the risk of heart failure, liver cirrhosis and other complications.

KNOW your monitoring schedule

your monitoring schedule

Sickle Cell Disease and thalassemia treatment guidelines support regular monitoring of serum ferritin, and MRI T2* of the heart and liver.

TRACK your body iron load.

your doctor about your body iron load

Communication with your healthcare team is essential to taking an active role and learning more about iron overload.

Learn more from others living with iron overload

See Tyler’s story

See Ismäel's story

Blood drop

Did you know?

One unit of blood contains approximately 200 mg of iron. That’s >100x the amount absorbed from your diet daily.

A person receiving regular transfusions requiring 2 units of blood per month would receive 20 g of iron after 4 years.

That’s >7x the normal total body amount of iron.

The number of blood transfusions is a predictor of iron overload. Keep track of any transfusions you receive.

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