May 1st, 2017

World Iron Awareness Week

Spotlighting the Highs and Lows of Dietary Iron 1 – 7 May – World Iron Awareness Week Haemochromatosis Australia and the Dietitians Association of Australia are urging Australians to have their iron levels checked before starting supplementation, as symptoms of iron overload are similar to those experienced when iron levels are too low. The call out comes […]

January 16th, 2017

The GP Red Book and Hereditary Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis Australia is delighted to have been consulted during the preparation of the 2016 edition of ‘Guidelines for preventative practice in general practice, 9th edition ’ (commonly referred to as ‘The GP Red Book’) , and to be acknowledged as a contributor. The GP Red Book is a primary source of information for general practitioners. […]

October 26th, 2016 Image of helping hands in the air.

Review of support and information for people with haemochromatosis

Helping with Haemochromatosis Report Our recent “Helping with Haemochromatosis” project has come to an end. We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in this project during the last few months. Selka Beyerle, a social work student at the University of Tasmania conducted a review of the information and support available through Haemochromatosis Australia and […]

September 30th, 2016

Haemochromatosis education at pharmacies

This year during Haemochromatosis Awareness Week in August we worked with the Pharmacy Guild and Pharmaceutical Society Australia to raise awareness among pharmacy staff of haemochromatosis and the potential for iron overload from this common genetic condition. The momentum has been maintained in September with the publication of articles about haemochromatosis in the two leading […]

August 11th, 2016

Wonthaggi VIC – Community Contra Dance for Haemochromatosis

There are lots of ways to raise awareness of haemochromatosis. in your local community. This is a fun way to do that while having a great time with friends, family and neighbours. Ellen Hubble, a Wonthaggi local, is organising a ‘Community Contradance’ to help raise awareness of haemochromatosis in the local community – and have a lot […]