2. Chelation Therapy
This therapy is used in cases where phlebotomies aren’t possible. For instance, if you have very thin or fragile veins, then it might not be possible to remove the blood safely.
Here then, medication is taken instead, in order to try and remove the iron from your blood. This works by then releasing the iron into the urine or the stool. There are several medications that are used in order to do this, but one of the better-known ones is deferasirox. This comes as a tablet and is normally taken on a daily basis.
While this might seem like the preferential option (no needles needed!), the truth is that this is currently an untested method and is currently unlicensed. So it is still a little while before it is used as the main or most recommended option.