Forget gold, invest in iron! A few weeks ago I had my first iron transfusion and I’ve just recently received the statement from my insurance company. The cost for six hours, sitting in a chair while 1000 mg of iron dextran is slowly drips into my vein? Nearly $3000! Fortunately I am feeling better since the infusion (I had been experiencing fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability) but I hope that this will not become a frequent need.