Haemochromatosis is an iron overloaddisorder. It is a genetic condition that causes people to absorb excessive amounts of dietary iron. This excess absorption may in time lead to serious organ damage. Haemochromatosis is especially prevalent among the Irish and other Celtic people. The Irish Haemochromatosis Association is a support group for haemochromatosis patients and their families.
The Irish Haemochromatosis Association aims to provide support and information for those suffering with haemochromatosis and related disorders, to facilitate networking among members, and to encourage screening of members' extended families through
Production of a newsletter, brochures, and other media that provide information about and raise awareness of thehaemochromatosis.
Formation of a membership bank
Education of the general public and members of the medicalprofession about haemochromatosis
Information gathering to advance knowledge of the disorder
The promotion and development of relationships with other voluntary agencies and with those involved in the medical field in order to advance the knowledge and treatment ofhaemochromatosis
Fund-raising to assist the organisation in its objectives