Sir.—Raunikar and Sabio1 reviewed anemia in the adolescent athlete in the October 1992 issue of AJDC. While I enjoyed their article, I noted that they failed to mention one cause of anemia with which my own 19-year-old athlete daughter presented—repeated donations at school blood drives! We must also remember this worthy cause.
SHARON WITEMEYER. Anemia in Adolescent Athletes. Am J Dis Child. 1993;147(7):714. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160310016003