Every third person is affected by anemia. Most feel nothing of it, doctors often don’t care. Anemia after accidents or major operations can suddenly become life-threatening. That would be easy to prevent.
This is a little story about a catastrophe that happens thousands upon thousands of times a year in German hospitals because too often it’s all about money. A patient undergoes surgery, loses a lot of blood and develops a potentially life-threatening anemia. She has to be rescued with blood in an emergency and is lucky to survive. The anemia could have been prevented with a cost input of 90 euros – but none of the doctors involved were willing to reduce their profits.
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I’m Caroline, a journalist and author for 24 Hours Worlds. I specialize in health-related news and stories, bringing real-world impact to readers across the globe. With my experience in journalism and writing in both print and online formats, I strive to provide reliable information that resonates with audiences from all walks of life.