Friends Against Iron Overload

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We Need Your Help 

Dr Dave Das Quote

Dr Dave Das, Gastroenterologist, is one of our medical advisers and a highly respected expert on GH. Dr Das supports us with a regular donation. “I’m delighted to support the charity in this way”, says Dr Das, “it’s critical that we all work together to raise awareness of iron overload and improve the information that is available to people who are being diagnosed. It’s no exaggeration to say that if the charity can do more, lives will be saved through earlier diagnosis.”

in 2016 and 2017 The Haemochromatosis Society is really stepping up our work to raise awareness of GH amongst healthcare professionals and the public.

To do this properly we have to ensure that the charity can continue at this level for the long term; we have to be financially secure so that we can be strong as a patient voice. Increased activity brings increased costs, which is why we need your help.

Friends Against Iron Overload

We are appealing directly and frankly for your financial support by asking you to make a regular monthly donation and become a Friend Against Iron Overload.

As we are increasingly active in new and varied ways we need to build up a regular and reliable source of income to make us sustainable.

It’s very easy to help us by becoming a Friend Against Iron Overload and making a monthly donation.

By donating you will be enabling us to inform and support more people, to ultimately save and improve lives. Regular giving – which can be from just £5 per month – is the very best way to support us.

What Will My Money Be Used For?

We have made leaps and bounds over the last couple of years or so since the appointment of our first staff and setting up our first office in 2015. We are reaching more patients than ever before and are beginning to improve understanding of GH amongst healthcare professionals.  This can only lead to improved diagnosis and care for patients.

Carole Lloyd Charity Member A long standing member of the charity whose husband has iron overload, also supports us with a regular donation. “I’ve been sending a donation each month to The Haemochromatosis Society for over two years now”, says Carole, “It is important to me and my family that we are helping to provide and extend the services and information that were so helpful to us when Richard was diagnosed. There is a long way to go so I hope more people will sign up now that it’s so easy – we know the charity makes a difference for patients and their families.”

Carole Lloyd, a long standing member of the charity whose husband has iron overload, also supports us with a regular donation. “I’ve been sending a donation each month to The Haemochromatosis Society for over two years now”, says Carole, “It is important to me and my family that we are helping to provide and extend the services and information that were so helpful to us when Richard was diagnosed. There is a long way to go so I hope more people will sign up now that it’s so easy – we know the charity makes a difference for patients and their families.”

A monthly donation from you will really help. At present it costs us around £6 a month per member to run the charity, and beyond that we need to cover the costs of our support and awareness work. For example, producing 100 copies of our booklet “Genetic Haemochromatosis – An Iron Overload Disorder” costs around £11.

Producing 100 venesection diaries costs about the same, and sending a batch of leaflets, diaries and posters to a clinic adds another £4 or so in postage and packaging costs.

Future cost considerations include essential volunteer training and new technology to deliver The GH Helplines more effectively. A typical charity helpline might cost £5 or £6 to respond to each call when these are  taken into account. We’d also like to create and distribute in-depth materials for GPs, to enhance understanding of GH in practices up  and down the country.

Become A Friend Against Iron Overload

It’s very easy to support our work.

The easiest way – and the best way for the charity too – is to sign up online. Just click on this link to become a Friend Against Iron Overload (FAIO).

 James Minter Book.If you prefer, you can telephone the office on 03030 401101 with your details and bank account number and sort code. Once everything is set up, we will send you a welcome pack including:

  • an exclusive FAIO pin badge
  • a FREE copy of James Minter’s novel The Unintended Consequences Of Iron Overload (right)
  • recent updates
  • wristband

Plus in future you will also receive:

  • regular updates on our work
  • priority invitations to events
  • exclusive FAIO events

My heartfelt thanks in advance for your generosity and support.

Howard Don
Trustee and Chairman
The Haemochromatosis Society

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