Innovation preventing the harmful effects of free iron in circulation

2002 |

The Blood Bank of the Finnish Red Cross has developed a safe and efficient treatment method for patients with a serious condition which causes free iron to accumulate in their circulation. A serious condition causes free iron to accumulate in their circulation, resulting in organ damage and possibly exposing the individual to bacterial and fungal infections. The Blood Bank of the Finnish Red Cross has developed a new medication for this problem. The innovation utilises the superfluous part of plasma from the blood, resulting in a medication which binds the iron and transports it back to be used as a material to build red blood cells. The preparation preventing the harmful effects of free iron and its safe manufacturing method are a breakthrough in an area which previously lacked safe and efficient means of treatment. Picture: Juha Rahkonen.

The Blood Bank of the Finnish Red Cross has developed a safe and efficient treatment method for patients with a serious condition which causes free iron to accumulate in their circulation.

A serious condition causes free iron to accumulate in their circulation, resulting in organ damage and possibly exposing the individual to bacterial and fungal infections. The Blood Bank of the Finnish Red Cross has developed a new medication for this problem.

The innovation utilises the superfluous part of plasma from the blood, resulting in a medication which binds the iron and transports it back to be used as a material to build red blood cells. The preparation preventing the harmful effects of free iron and its safe manufacturing method are a breakthrough in an area which previously lacked safe and efficient means of treatment.