Blood Transfusion

Blood transfusion is a life-saving technique that was developed in the 1880s. It is used therapeutically to treat anemia but has also been used by athletes as a performance-enhancing technique.

Anemia is a condition in which there is a decreased amount of red blood cells. It is measured by analyzing a sample of blood and calculating a hematocrit (the proportion of blood that is occupied by packed red blood cells). Anemia can develop from many causes: of these, iron deficiency, kidney failure, and blood loss are among the most ...

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