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What happens to the iron that is removed from the heme during hemoglobin recycling?
Question Date: 2019-04-08
Answer 1:

Here's a good summary of an article that explains how iron in the blood is recycled:

article here

Basically, macrophages in the liver engulf the blood cells and recycle the iron along with everything else. This iron is then redistributed to new red blood cells.

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