Irish Haemochromatosis Association to hold public information meeting in Cork

23 March 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth

Local Health News

An information meeting will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork on Thursday March 30th 2017 at 7.30pm.

This meeting provides an opportunity to meet an expert on the subject and to share information with other people.

Dr Orla Crosbie, F.R.C.P.I., Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cork University Hospital

What is Haemochromatosis
Haemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder. 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.

What is the Irish Haemochromatosis Association?
The Irish Haemochromatosis Association (IHA) is a support group for haemochromatosis patients and their families. The aim of the IHA is to raise awareness of Haemochromatosis both in the medical and the general population as early diagnosis and treatment of this condition prevents organ damage and may even save lives.

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