Published in Managed Care Business Week, November 9th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Transfusion and Apheresis Science, "Transferrin receptor mediates cellular uptake of iron, and the expression on cells reflects iron needs and erythropoietic activity. The results of measuring transferrin receptor in serum (sTfR) in blood donors are presented."
"Hemoglobin, serum-ferritin and sTfR were measured in 172 female and 174 male donors that had donated whole blood six or more times during the previous 3 years and in 96 female and 56 male new donors. Hemoglobin and sTfR were not...
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