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"Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to malaria"
One day Fatime presented to the hospital. She was feeling extremely weak and complained of having had a fever. She also looked very pale. We tested her for malaria and also checked her iron levels. Emmanuel, our lab technician, told me that she was ill with malaria and that her iron levels were dangerously low.
"If we give it to her, then the next person who comes in with a life-or-death need for blood will die."