Vial of blood (image) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Iron deficiency is a major cause of anaemia, a deficiency in oxygen-carrying red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. New guidance published by Australian and European researchers outlines the best practice for managing iron deficiency. Credit WEHI, Australia Usage Restrictions With credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.