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Raising global awareness of the most common genetic disorder that not enough people know about is the purposeful mission of Dr Dianne Prince, from Sydney, in stepping up this month as incoming president of Haemochromatosis International. As president of Haemochromatosis Australia, Dr Prince is currently overseeing a social media awareness campaign of the inherited condition […]

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Spring into action during National Blood Donor Week and make your blood count. Join our Red25 Donation Challenge between 1st March – 31st May 2019 and ask your family and friends to do the same. It doesn’t matter if you are a therapeutic donor or a regular donor, we need you to show your support. […]

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A clinical trial of Hepcidin for people with haemochromatosis is about to start at Westmead Hospital.  Hepcidin is a protein that regulates iron in the body. People who are on stable venesections with a ferritin of  >150 and saturation of >45% are eligible to participate.  During the trial participants continue with their normal venesections while having weekly subcutaneous injections of […]

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Two new hereditary haemochromatosis resources have been published online recently;  one for nurses and one for general practitioners Haemochromatosis for Nurses  here is an online educational activity developed by Haemochromatosis Australia for Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA). The course has been developed to provide an understanding of haemochromatosis – including the symptoms, diagnosis, […]

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August 28th, 2017

Annual Report 2017

Haemochromatosis Australia has published its annual report for the year ending 30 June 2017. The report includes information on: • President’s annual report • Finance and membership • Our support activities for people with haemochromatosis • Our resources for health professionals • Our activities raising awareness in the community • Professional engagement and research We […]

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Illawarra / Wollongong – we need your help! We will be setting up haemochromatosis information displays at Coledale Markets Sunday 25th June, and Bunnings Wollongong Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th One of our experienced volunteers, Tony Marshall would like some help to run the displays. This would be a great opportunity to meet others with […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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