Haemochromatosis – How You Can Raise Awareness

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This week I became a Volunteer Advocate with Haemochromatosis Australia, a role I take very seriously given the valuable work this not for profit organisation does to promote awareness in the community about haemochromatosis in the face of very little government funding. One of the key “take homes” for me arising from my inaugural Volunteer…

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Ten New Facts About Haemochromatosis

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This week was Haemochromatosis Awareness Week in Australia – a time to raise awareness of haemochromatosis for those yet to be diagnosed and to focus attention on ongoing research for those of us who are living with this disease.  And what a successful week it was!  Despite haemochromatosis affecting almost one in every 200 people,…

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8 Venesection Recovery Tips

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For those of us with haemochromatosis, adhering to a regular venesection regime is a “must do” to reduce iron levels, however this simple procedure can also leave us feeling a little out of sorts. So, how do we give ourselves the best chance of recovery? Well, it all comes down to the planning! But first,…

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Haemochromatosis Awareness Week 2015

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Each year in August, Haemochromatosis Australia coordinates Haemochromatosis Awareness Week. The week is an opportunity to focus attention on haemochromatosis and the risk of inherited iron overload through the media, displays and other activities. This year the week will be observed from 10 – 16 August. In Melbourne, Haemochromatosis Australia will host a free public…

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