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The collected donor blood must meet not only biochemical and bacteriological standards, but also standards for indicators of iron metabolism, because the iron metabolism itself is one of the functions of the macrophage system, and the state of this system is very important for the quality of transfused blood components prepared from this donor blood. Thus, it is obvious that the analysis of iron metabolism in blood donors is fundamental and necessary. An analysis of literature shows that the current standards for iron metabolism were established back in 1988 (D.A. Settarova, 1988). Data on indicators of iron metabolism in blood donors after 11 years cited in the work of E.A. Romanova et al.  showed that the average level of iron metabolism in Russian donors has changed slightly.