Case 71 – update 3

The patient has 500mL of blood venesected and tolerates this well. He stops drinking alcohol and within six weeks his ALT is almost within the reference range.


He has two children – one male and one female.



  • He asks you about his children and whether they should be checked – how do you approach this?
  • What are your aims with venesection?
  • Can the patient be a blood donor?


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