What is Haemochromatosis?
30 August – 26 September 2014 The OVERLOAD art exhibition has now opened in Launceston at the ARTrium Gallery, Northern Integrated care Services, 41 Franklin ST Launceston. The exhibition of Tasmanian artists work includes paintings, quilts and sculpture inspired by the theme OVERLOAD. All commission from sales will be donated to Haemochromatosis Australia to help […]
Jessica Pearce, a fifth year medical student at James Cook University, Townsville is conducting an honours project focusing on hereditary haemochromatosis. Her project is entitled “Factors affecting self-management of hereditary haemochromatosis: an exploratory study”. While doing clinic experience Jessica noted that numbers of local people were being diagnosed with haemochromatosis, but there was a […]
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week runs from 11 – 17 August this year. It’s a time to focus attention on haemochromatosis and for people like you and me to raise awareness of the condition in the community. Why do we need to do that? Because haemochromatosis is still diagnosed far too late for many people. Others struggle for years […]
Approximately 85,000 Australians have or will develop iron overload due to a genetic fault in the HFE gene; however the vast majority of these people will have only moderately elevated levels of iron.
Mi-iron is a research study which aims to measure the effect of reducing moderate iron overload back to the normal range in people with haemochromatosis and to determine whether it is necessary to do this.
Three new high-quality haemochromatosis education videos have been launched by haemochromatosis Australia.Launch This time last year, we asked for help from our members and supporters through a special appeal to raise enough funds to produce three high quality education videos to help raise awareness of haemochromatosis. The production journey has taken longer than we expected, […]