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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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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

  • New talks for medical students

    We've started a new series of talks about genetic haemochromatosis for medical students and specialist GP trainees. Read more

  • 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

Latest events

  • Launching our latest report - All-Party Parliamentary Group Reception

    A parliamentary reception, hosted by Sir John Hayes CBE MP and Ben Lake MP, Chair and Vice-Chair of the APPG for Genetic Haemochromatosis, to launch our latest report. Read more

  • St Patrick's Day Special Iron Brew Social - March 2022

    Join us for our St Patrick's Day special iron brew, generously supported by the Ulster Bank Staff Charity Fund. 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

  • British Society of Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

    We're exhibiting at this annual event to raise awareness of genetic haemochromatosis amongst haematology professionals. Read more