Anaemia management

Anaemia is the most common disorder of the blood. It can originate from a range of causes and may be classified by an examination of red blood cells or haemoglobin, identification of underlying causes, and assessment of clinical features.

The three main mechanisms include:

  • excessive blood loss - acutely such as a haemorrhage or chronically through low-volume loss
  • excessive red blood cell destruction - haemolysis
  • deficient red blood cell production - ineffective haematopoiesis.

See below for a list of resources for clinicians on the management of anaemia and iron deficiency anaemia in patients.

Anaemia management

Iron deficiency anaemia