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Calculation Task 13
A male patient's haemoglobin (Hb) level on a routine blood test is found to be 7.0g/dl (Normal range: 13.0-18.0g/dl). The patient requires blood transfusions and each blood transfusion increases the Hb by an average of 1g/dl and takes 2 hours. With the patient's underlying heart failure, they can tolerate a maximum of two blood transfusions per day.
How many days will it take to return the patient's Hb to within the normal range assuming no further Hb losses.