Exceptional blood loss (anemia) occurs when red blood cells are compromised and cannot deliver enough oxygen to the body’s tissues, which could lead to the death of those tissue. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, the protein responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to all other parts of the body. If the body does not contain enough red blood cells, it does not contain enough hemoglobin.
Exceptional blood loss anemia can be caused by conditions that are present at birth or develop overtime. There are certain factors that increase the risk of anemia developing such as: