To mark World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week, 1st-7th June, Fr Dan Carroll and Dr Maurice Manning join Eimear to discuss the disease’s impact on their lives and some of the ways people can raise awareness of the illness.
Haemochromatosis, or ‘iron overload’ is Ireland’s most common genetic condition. Early diagnosis is vital and if left untreated, it can have serious repercussions, including organ damage or premature death.
Haemochromatosis is more common in Ireland than anywhere else in the world, as one in five people can carry a copy of the gene and one in every 83 people carry two copies, making them considerably more likely to develop iron overload.
For more information visit: https://www.haemochromatosis-ir.com.