Hi,My HGB was 14 so they took me off procrit until it dropped to 11 and then I resumed it in small doses. I then dropped fast from 11 to 6.4 before they caught it again the next month. I refused a transfusion because of fears of antibodies and waited 1 more week with higher doses of procrit. I ended up hitting 5.8 before I had no choice and went for 1 pint of blood. The procrit and healthy blood is kicking in and I feel a whole lot better. I was working 40 hours a week with a hgb of 5.8 and the infusion nurse was surprised I even walked in let alone worked all week. I am curious how low ones body can go before they just arrest and die. Not that I will try to push it, believe me I am aware of the dangers and health risks. I was just scared of the transfusion antibodies and being exposed to CMV positive blood.