Potential benefits of addressing iron deficiency for corporates

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Early detection of iron deficiency

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Improved overall health &
well-being of employees

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Improved Quality of Life for impacted employees if iron deficiency is appropriately treated

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Increased employee engagement as a result of you being a caring employer

References: 1) WHO 2008 (http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/)   2) Haas & Brownlie (2001) Iron Deficiency and Reduced Work Capacity: A Critical Review of the Research to Determine a Causal Relationship. The Journal of Nutrition, 131 (2): 676-690.

The role of iron

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Oxygen transportation about the body (within haemoglobin)

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Oxygen utilsation by all cells in our body (giving us energy)

What can corporates do
to address iron deficiency?

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01 : Educate

One of our experts will present about iron deficiency at a location of your convenience. This can be organised as a lunch & learn session or similar. The presentation can be tailored to your needs and usually requires about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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02 : On-Site Testing

The Iron Suites team can conduct on-site blood tests for your staff. This is completed by our nurses and /or phlebotomists in a private room (or behind a privacy screen).

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03 : Medical Consultation

Employees with confirmed iron deficiency or low Iron stores will be contacted for a consult. The consult is included as part of the package.

The Impact of iron deficiency on work productivity  

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Employees suffering from iron deficiency may be fatigued, exhausted and have difficulty concentrating. It can further lead to a weakened immune system which can lead to an increase in medical absence.

Ultimately, being iron deficient prevents employees from maximising to their full potential.

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1) WHO 2008 (http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/)   2) Haas & Brownlie (2001) Iron Deficiency and Reduced Work Capacity: A Critical Review of the Research to Determine a Causal Relationship. The Journal of Nutrition, 131 (2): 676-690.

20%

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that global productivity can be increased by 20% if iron deficiency is appropriately diagnosed and treated.