Become a catalyst for change The challenge is immense. Over 380,000 people in the UK are affected by genetic haemochromatosis. Yet fewer than 1 in 10 are aware of their genetic predisposition to iron overload. Iron is essential for life. But too much iron is extremely toxic. Iron overload affects everyone differently, but - untreated - many go on to develop serious illness, including liver cancer, heart disease, diabetes, acute joint pain and liver disease. Although there is no cure, the treatment is simple and effective. Through regular venesection (or blood donation), people with genetic haemochromatosis can alleviate many of the symptoms of iron overload and live healthier, happier lives. In many cases, the blood can be used by NHS Blood & Transplant to help others. Can you help us, help others? We are a small charity, our financial resources are limited. We receive no funding from the NHS or UK government. Our passion for helping people affected by genetic haemochromatosis grows stronger by the day. But our ambition to help people is more than our funding presently allows... Could you help us with a regular gift-aided donation or single one-off donation to fund a specific project? Become a Friend Against Iron Overload with a regular monthly donation of £10 or more Become a Catalyst for Change, our bespoke programme for donors of £5,000 and above Without your help, more people are condemned to life-affecting illness caused by iron overload. Become a catalyst for change - help us, to help others.