The Hemochromatosis Blog is the official blog of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society.
About the Society
The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society is a registered non-profit charitable society, founded by Marie Warder in 1980 and incorporated in 1982.
The Society does not receive any direct government funding, and is supported solely through fundraising activities, donations and membership fees.
Objectives and Mandate
Hemochromatosis is known to be the most common genetic disorder affecting Canadians. Its complications, caused by iron overload, are crippling and potentially fatal. They are also preventable by early diagnosis and treatment.
The goals and activities of the Society are directed to increasing awareness among the Canadian public and the medical community in regard to the importance of early screening for and diagnosis of hemochromatosis, while supporting those affected by it. In this way, we hope to relieve unnecessary suffering and premature death from undiagnosed hemochromatosis.
The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society is a registered charitable organization.
The charitable number for the CHS in Canada is 11921 9160 R0001.For more information on the Society, visit www.toomuchiron.ca.