What is the difference, with regards to iron, between haemorrhagic and haemolytic anaemia?
In haemorrhagic anaemia RBCs are being lost through a wound so therefore iron is being lost. This means cells will be hypochromic. Whereas in haemolytic anaemia RBCs are lysing within the body so no iron is being lost, it is simply recycled. This means cells will be normochromic.