How do iron chelators help people who've had blood transfusions?

Blood has iron in it, so having a lot of blood transfusions can mean getting too much iron. Iron chelators are medicines that grab the extra iron in the body and get rid of it. Iron chelators come as infusions or pills, or as tablets mixed with juice or water.

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