Supporting people affected by genetic haemochromatosis
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What is genetic haemochromatosis?

Genetic haemochromatosis (GH) is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from the diet.


Author: Neil McClements

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Our charity relies upon the selfless support of donors and fundraisers to provide much-needed help to people affected by genetic haemochromatosis. Can you help us fundraise?



Information for healthcare professionals

We work closely with healthcare practitioners and clinicians to optimise the care delivered to people with genetic haemochromatosis. Check out our clinical resources.


Author: Phil Treble

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Latest news

  • Successful Littleport community health pilot a “godsend”

    Earlier this year, a 5-month pilot project was run at St Georges’ Medical Centre, Littleport to provide life-saving venesection treatment locally to genetic haemochromatosis patients. The pilot has been so successful, it has been extended for a further 3 years. Read more

  • #TeamIronOverload at the Best Practice Show

    #TeamIronOverload attend the tenth annual Best Practice show in Birmingham to share knowledge and raise awareness in the medical community. Read more

  • 40% rise in membership

    Look out for the members’ survey before Christmas - help us shape our services. Read more

Latest events

  • Training : Supporting Others With Mental Health

    This interactive Zoom course helps delegates to understand and best respond to / support helpline callers and beneficiaries with their mental health. It also develops skills to look after your mental health and wellbeing at work while supporting others. Read more

  • Iron Brew - November 2021

    Do you know anyone with GH? We didn't when first diagnosed. This is a chance to meet other people affected by genetic haemochromatosis. Read more

  • Training : How to offer emotional support to others

    This interactive, online training course is for anyone supporting others through troubled times. By the end of the course, delegates will become familiar with common listening techniques and specific guidance in supporting others in face-to-face and helpline settings. Read more