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When people have chronic kidney disease they commonly have anemia, too. Anemia happens when there is a shortage of the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. With fewer red blood cells, less oxygen gets to the body’s cells. This can cause weakness, tiredness, confusion and shortness of breath. To help people with kidney disease and anemia live a better quality of life, there are treatments available to manage anemia.