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Transfusion hemosiderosis

    '''Transfusion hemosiderosis''' is the accumulation of iron mainly in the liver in patients who receive frequent blood transfusions (such as those with thalassemia aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome)
    Treatment is by deferoxamine a chelating agent If iron overload has caused end-organ damage this is generally irreversible and may require transplantation

    Notable patients

    Ted DeVita the "bubble boy" died of transfusional iron overload from too many blood transfusions

    See also