Anemia is a Strong Foe

“I’ll have to spin your blood to see if you can give blood today. It looks like your iron is too low.” The Red Cross nurse spun the blood in a small container and said, “Sorry. Your hemoglobin is too low. But thanks for trying.”

I left the Bloodmobile that was parked on my college campus and didn’t give it much thought. I was eighteen and little did I realize, I had my first diagnosis of anemia. That was 1978.

Fast forward to 2002 when I was married, had four children and I started having chest pain just walking to my mailbox.


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