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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.

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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?

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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.

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