It's a year since MyIron+, the iron overload app was launched. 

"It's exceeded all expectations..." says HUK's CEO Neil McClements - "...eight times as many people are using the app in the first year than we planned!"

The app is free to download for Apple smartphones/tablets and Android devices. It has a range of features to help people with genetic haemochromatosis live well with the condition, including the charity's award-winning resources and Alice the iron overload chatbot.

Increasingly, the app is being deployed by NHS trusts to their GH communities, to help people track their blood results, paperwork and appointments. All the data is stored securely in the cloud and can be transferred to a new device at the click of a button.

The app is in use in over 35 countries (including Australia, USA, Ireland, Canada, France, New Zealand, UAE & Poland) with the Apple edition proving most popular with users. The growth of the app has followed a strong upward trend over the past year, a trend which is continuing.

Unexpectedly, MyIron+ is also being put to good use by people in the Sickle Cell and Thalassemia communities. People with these conditions also need to manage their iron overload, which is caused as a side effect of their treatment. 

The app is rated 4 stars on the Apple App Store and is available for download :