We work to support anyone affected by the condition, across three key areas:
• Education & Awareness
• Medical Research
The charity works closely with its counterparts in other countries; it is a member of Haemochromatosis International (HI), the European Federation of Associations of Patients with Haemochromatosis (EFAPH) and the Genetic Alliance.
Genetic haemochromatosis (also known as "GH") is a condition where a person absorbs too much iron from the diet (they are said to "load iron"). The body cannot naturally get rid of the extra iron. The extra iron is stored in the organs and soft tissues - this is haemochromatosis, or "iron overload". This if left untreated can be fatal