December 2012 E-Newsletter

Posted December 17th, 2012 by webadmin

The December 2012 issue of The Magnet is now available. Contents include changes to Canadian Blood Services donation criteria, holiday gift ideas, and an update on CHS’ fundraising goal for 2012. Please click here to view.

Season’s Greetings and Merry Christmas to everyone!

2 Responses to “December 2012 E-Newsletter”

  1. January 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm, Allan said:

    I was diagnosed with hemochromatosis in 1996. The serum ferritin count when I was diagnosed was 8,290 – an astronomical level. I had weekly phlebotomies for about a year and then every two weeks. It took about three and a half years for my ferritin levels to come into range and my liver function tests to return to normal. Eventually a pattern emerged requiring a phlebotomy every eight to ten weeks. After being on this pattern for about 10 years my iron levels ceased to rise. And I did not require a phlebotomy for about 4 years. After a lengthy stay in hospital for unrelated issues in Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012, I now require phlebotomies again, but no regular pattern has emerged. I am interested to know if anyone has had such a prolonged period (4 yrs.) of not needing plebotomies.

  2. January 30, 2013 at 9:48 am, THEODORA HAK said:

    Dear Allen in my search for better help here in Switserland i thought to connect with canada
    and found your comment, hck.ow high were your fe levels incredible. Hope yyou have some energy back now.
    We all know how tough de-ironing is.
    It may be possible that you took a medication for reflux, proton inhibitor, which indeed lowers ones iron levels.how it works i don’t know, but it came up in the dutch hemochromatosis monthly last year.
    hope it is of help.
    All the best to you.For energy i sometimes use 1000mg+vit C liquid.

    I am looking for some help, in Zürich en surrroundings people have no clue here.
    Theodora hak schonewelle
    schonewelle@uitikon.ch