My friend asked me “Do you know the amount of iron in one pint RBC?” I had no idea. literally. As I googled, I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer. I didn’t stop my search for this query and referred standard medicine textbooks, but in vain.
I then asked my professor the next day of my rounds and he said,”upon my experience, 1 unit of blood contains about 250 to 300 mg of iron”
Answers you will find on google about how much iron in present in one pint of blood
- This image is copied from NIH Clinical Center [LINK]. This is quite good reference. According to this site, one pint of blood contains about 250 mg of iron.
- Yahoo answers [LINK] also enlists the same findings. Hope you are good to go
Question I was asked
A unit (250-300 ml) of packed RBCs contains how much iron?
a. 50-100 mg
b. 100-150 mg
c. 150-250 mg
d. 250-300 mg
Correct answer : D : 250-300 mg
Hope this helps you all! Cheers