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Anaemia in blood donors is not being properly investigated

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1214
  1. R Harvey, Consultant gastroenterologist,
  2. R J Lock, Scientific officer, immunology,
  3. D J Unsworth, Consultant immunologist (
  1. Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE
  2. Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5ND

    EDITOR—We agree with Hin et al that occult coeliac disease is common in cases of unexplained anaemia and that testing for coeliac disease by looking for IgA endomysial antibodies is underused.1 We have been studying blood donor volunteers turned away by the National Blood …

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