My husband is in the hospital. He was seriously anemic requirring 3 units of blood. His hemoglobin and hematocrit were low, but he is not iron deficient. He will have an endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow, but has no obvious signs of a GI bleed. The hematologist said some of his results don t quite go together. He is diabetic with a long history of nonhealing foot ulcerations. They have talked about anemia of chronic diseases, but the degree of his anemia and the normal iron level is not quite consistant with that. They may do a bone marrow biopsy if nothing shows up in the GI tract. What would they be looking for in the bone marrow? His blood cell volume is also decreased.