Annual Conference Delegate Places Launched

Delegate places can now be advanced booked online for The Haemochromatosis Society Conference 2017. Each year the charity runs The Haemochromatosis Conference for patients and family members. This is an opportunity to hear from eminent medical speakers, take part in wide-ranging question-and-answer sessions, and to meet and talk to experts and other people who are affected by GH. “…congratulations to you (Read More … )

Hike 84 Miles For The Haemochromatosis Society

The Haemochromatosis Society has announced the details of The GH Challenge 2017, an 84 mile hike in September taking in the whole length of the famous landmark Hadrian’s Wall. The event follows the highly successful launch of The GH Challenge in 2016 when an intrepid group climbed Ben Nevis, reaching the summit and raising thousands of pounds for the charity (Read More … )

Rugby’s Mayor Draws Society Autumn Raffle

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Mrs Sally Bragg, drew the winning tickets in The Haemochromatosis Society’s Autumn Raffle yesterday (Monday 21 November) at her parlour in The Town Hall. A successful campaign to sell tickets meant that she had to dig deep into a large basket containing nearly 5,000 stubs. The two main prizes – a 32″ flat screen TV (Read More … )

East Midlands Patient Group Meeting

Patients and families were invited to a genetic haemochromatosis patient meeting at The Cripps Education Centre in Northampton on 19 November. The meeting was organised by the newly formed East Midlands GH Support Group. Some 50 people took advantage of the opportunity to hear from Cristina Testa, a Specialist Dietitian from Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, and David Head, Chief Executive at The Haemochromatosis Society. Our (Read More … )

Society Launches 2016 Christmas Cards

The Haemochromatosis Society has launched a range of Christmas cards for 2016. With three striking images picking up on the new colours adopted by the charity last year, the large, high quality cards* are designed to raise awareness of iron overload as well as contribute funds to the charity’s work. 100% of the profits from the sale of the cards goes (Read More … )

Dietitian Presents To Glasgow Patient Group

Members of the charity and non-members alike were invited to a genetic haemochromatosis patient meeting in Glasgow yesterday (Saturday 29 October). Around 45 people turned up to hear from our speaker Lesley Reid. Lesley is a registered dietitian with HCPC (the Health and Care Professions Council) and an active member of the The British Dietetic Association. She also works directly with (Read More … )

Society Chairman Discusses Haemochromatosis on Irish TV

A recent episode of “Out and About in Manchester”, a regular magazine show on Irish TV, included a feature on genetic haemochromatosis (GH). GH is more prevalent in people of Irish ancestry, with as many as 1 in 8 suspected as being carriers of the faulty gene or genes. Haemochromatosis is even sometimes referred to as “The Celtic curse”.  For (Read More … )

“Easily Missed” Haemochromatosis: British Medical Journal

In a recent article readers of The British Medical Journal were warned how genetic haemochromatosis is “easily missed” in general practice. The article gives a very useful overview of the condition, especially in situations where GPs and other healthcare professionals are unaware of GH as a potential diagnosis. David Head, Chief Executive at The Haemochromatosis Society, said “We know that GH (Read More … )