Working to End Suffering & Premature Death
The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society runs the following programs designed to further our vision.
The purpose of this program is to address questions and concerns of clients who have symptoms that can be attributed to hemochromatosis, suspect a diagnosis of hemochromatosis, have been undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, effectively diagnosed, have family members who have recently been diagnosed, or who have been managing their hemochromatosis for a while and have new issues.
Community Awareness and Outreach
The purpose of this program is to raise awareness and provide information about hemochromatosis among the public. Individuals and families will recognize their risk for iron overload and ask their doctors for proper testing, thereby leading to early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the potential complications, disease and early death when hemochromatosis is otherwise unrecognized and untreated.
As part of this program, we work with volunteers to train, equip and assign them to program activities. Our goal is to establish and grow Volunteer Chapters throughout the country to enable the Society to operate its programs and activities within every community. We always welcome volunteers! Please check out the opportunities here.