Table 3

Plasma iron status before and after blood transfusion in preterm and full term infants

  • Data are expressed as the median (range). The changes during blood transfusion were calculated by subtracting the values before transfusion from those after.

  • 3-150 Values obtained before and after transfusion were compared by the Wilcoxon signed rank test.

  • 3-151 p <0.05 v adult controls by Mann-Whitney U test according to Kruskal-Wallis test.