What should I do if I receive a message from WCBS that my ferritin level is too low?

We will send you an SMS if your ferritin level is lower than 15ug/l.

It is important that you communicate this result to your doctor so they can investigate why your iron stores are low.

Once the cause has been established, you may be advised to take iron tablets to build up your iron stores.

We also advise that you take a break from donating blood for at least three months until the cause of your iron deficiency is confirmed and your ferritin levels have had a chance to recover.

Visit the following links for more information on ferritin testing and iron in our FAQ section.