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Make your blood count. Join our Lifeblood Team (previously called Red25 group) and ask your family and friends to do the same. If you are a therapeutic donor or a regular donor, we need you to show your support. To get a started, register with your state’s Lifeblood Team team, join ‘Haemochromatosis Australia – (YOUR […]

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My Iron Manager – the App for people with haemochromatosis New technology is now available to support people with haemochromatosis who regularly need to manage iron levels in their body to remain healthy. Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition passed down in Northern European bloodlines (especially Celtic and Viking) that affects 1 in 200 Australians who […]

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Need to know more about the therapeutic venesection program and the associated High Ferritin online App provided by the Australian Red Cross Blood service? This comprehensive document from the Blood Service provides the answers. Read all about it here

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Since haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder, family members of someone diagnosed with haemochromatosis are at increased risk of also having the condition. It is important to alert these  family members and tell them what they need to do about it. Explaining haemochromatosis to others might seem a difficult task, especially if you have just been […]

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Haemochromatosis cannot be treated by diet. You should have a healthy, nutritious diet. This will include foods with the small amount of iron that you continue to need. Any excess iron absorbed by the body must be removed by venesection eventually. A 500 ml venesection removes 0.25 g of iron, which is roughly equivalent to […]

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