Hemochromatosis Blood: An untapped national resource?
The use of blood taken from hemochromatosis patients is a hot topic right now over on the Hemochromatosis Facebook page . The are wide discrepancies in how medical facilities handle hemochromatosis blood. So we want to highlight some useful resources that can help spread awareness of the fact that hemochromatosis blood is fine to donate and bank, just like "normal" blood: Iron Disorders Institute info sheet on use of HHC blood (printable PDF) Centers in your state that use hemochromatosis blood The first item is a great way to educate people on this topic and it is easy to print out. So why not download it, print it up, and drop off a few copies at your doctor's office, health clinic, or blood donation center? The more people who know hemochromatosis blood can be used, the stronger our country's blood supply will become. Consider this: Hemochromatosis patients give a lot more blood than the average citizen, particularly in the early stages of treatment. You c