Anaemia management

Anaemia is the most common disorder of the blood. It can originate from a range of causes and may be classified by an examination of red blood cells or haemoglobin, identification of underlying causes, and assessment of clinical features.

Anaemia classes

The three main classes include:

  • excessive blood loss - acutely such as a haemorrhage or chronically through low-volume loss
  • excessive blood cell destruction - haemolysis
  • deficient red blood cell production - ineffective haematopoiesis.


See below for a list of resources for clinicians on the management of anaemia and iron deficiency anaemia in patients:

Anaemia management

Iron deficiency anaemia