Despite a lack of medical training, relatives increasingly are assigned complex, risky medical tasks at home, such as maintaining catheters. If done incorrectly, blood clots, infections, even death can result.
The mission of the Hemochromatosis Information Society is to promote public awareness about the genetic disorder hereditary hemochromatosis. The organization strives to meet the needs of those individuals, their families and friends diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis. In order to prevent adverse health effects and premature death, the Hemochromatosis Information Society supports routine screening of patients for hereditary hemochromatosis.
Message from the President
The goal of the Hemochromatosis Information Society web site is to provide valuable information for people with hereditary hemochromatosis. We want to be your online resource for hemochromatosis information.
We strive to provide accurate, timely information regarding hemochromatosis and its treatment.