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Anemia is one of the most common symptoms of BT and one that you may feel the most. Your anemia may make you feel tired or weak and can impact your ability to do everyday tasks and activities. It can also have long-term impacts on your health and well-being.
RBCs pile up when they are not able to fully mature and enter the bloodstream to do their job. This can lead to your body making too few mature, working RBCs that also may not live as long. This can lead to anemia.
You may require more or fewer RBC transfusions depending on the severity of your BT. If you have questions about this, be sure to talk to your healthcare team. They can help you identify next steps and potential treatment options.
Common symptoms of anemia include:
There are also effects of anemia associated with BT that you may not be able to see. These include: