4. Anemia Therapy II: Hematinics

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP2,3

Published Online: 4 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch4

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Anemia Therapy II: Hematinics, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Blood Management, Gotha, Germany

  2. 2

    Critical Care Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ, USA

  3. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670705

Online ISBN: 9781118338070



  • Erythropoiesis;
  • Hemoglobin;
  • Hepcidin;
  • Hematinic;
  • Intravenous iron;
  • Oral iron;
  • Vitamin B12;
  • Folate;
  • Vitamin C;
  • Copper


Hematinics are often used as the substrates for erythropoiesis in blood management. Among them, intravenous and oral iron clinically play a major role in treating anemia. In addition, the judicious use of vitamins and other hematinics adds to the efficacy of anemia prevention and therapy. This chapter explains how the various hematinics can be used to develop comprehensive anemia management plans that are adapted to the needs of the individual patient.