Please help me taking a decision
I donate blood every 6 months due to high Red blood cell( RBC) production. I am due for my next donation. But my Serum Ferritin is low normal at 64 ng/ml normal range is 25-336. When we donate blood we loose about 30-50 ng/ml of ferritin in one session. So it means that after my next donation my Ferritin reserves will get about 14 to 34 which is really low.
But i have to donate blood with in this week as my RBC and hematocrit is very high. So my question is how i can compensate my low Ferratin problem. After how many weeks my Ferritin will be ok after taking Iron supplement…or should i take injectable Iron? Any one else encountered this problem? Any other tips or advise?