World Haemochromatosis Week

OUR ANNUAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

OUR ANNUAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

In the first week of June each year we join with members of Haemochromatosis International, the international alliance of haemochromatosis support groups, to create a worldwide, coordinated haemochromatosis awareness campaign in each member country. Using all forms of media, displays, and other activities, this week is an opportunity to focus attention on haemochromatosis and the risk of inherited iron overload.

Tags for the week: #WHW2023 #beatoverload

The key messages of the week are:

  • Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia
  • If you are the 1 in 200 affected, it can cause serious health problems
  • Ask your doctor to find out if you are storing too much iron

LIGHTEN THE OVERLOAD

Haemochromatosis Australia is Lightening the Overload with buildings and landmarks shining red during World Haemochromatosis Week 2022

Join in the excitement and visit your local landmark and snap a photo and share on your social media. Please remember to tag us #WHW2022

OVERLOAD ART EXHIBITIONS

OVERLOAD ART EXHIBITIONS

OVERLOAD is an annual art exhibition to coincide with World Haemochromatosis Week. The major purpose of this exhibition is to raise awareness of haemochromatosis. Artists donate a 30 percent commission to Haemochromatosis Australia on all artworks sold.

The 2022 OVERLOAD exhibition was held at the Gold Coast University Hospital foyer from 30 May – 12 June 2022. The exhibition proved extremely popular with staff and visitors to the hospital. Our thanks to Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast health and Madeline Collins for hosting this year’s event.

If you have an interest in art and would like to help organise or host a future OVERLOAD exhibition please email liz.mccray@ha.org.au

WEbinar -Haemochromatosis and arthritis

Image of doctor inspecting patient's hand

webinar – haemochromatosis and arthritis

Monday 6 June 2022 : 7 – 8 pm AEST

This webinar on ‘haemochromatosis and arthritis’ is a collaboration between Haemochromatosis Australia (HA) and Arthritis New South Wales as a feature of World Haemochromatosis Week in Australia..

View a recording of the webinar here.

    DIGITAL TOOLKIT

    Social Media Resources

    World Haemochromatosis Week
    – Most Common Genetic Disorder

    I Support World Haemochromatosis Week tile

    AWARENESS RESOURCES

    AWARENESS RESOURCES

    Get your local politician involved – Poster

    You can download and email this poster to your local councilors and State and Federal MPs. Ask if they would post a photo of themselves holding the poster to their social media using the hashtag #WHW2022 during World Haemochromatosis Week saying they support haemochromatosis awareness. Let them know haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder affecting Australians and make sure they understand its impact if undetected and untreated. You may discover that your representative or someone they know is also affected.

    Other Haemochromatosis Posters

    Feeling tired and flat?
    Are you pumping too much iron?

    Community Service Announcement – 30 second audio MP3 clip and Haemochromatosis Jingle (30 second song)

    Radio stations may play these audio clips (unedited) on air at any time. We would appreciate a brief email letting us know you have used the CSA or jingle to feedback@ha.org.au

    LIGHTEN THE OVERLOAD GALLERY