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Your body uses iron to make red blood cells, which are important for carrying oxygen around your body. This is particularly important to help you recover from an operation.

Key points summary

You need enough iron to make red blood cells to carry oxygen to your body.
  • You can increase your iron stores through diet, tablet medication or an infusion through the vein.
  • Please tell your doctor if you are on any blood-thinning medications, which can include complementary therapies.​​​


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