Treatment Effectiveness For Hereditary Haemochromatosis

Grant number: 509174 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

This study will investigate treatment by blood removal for the inherited iron overload condition hereditary haemochromatosis: Is treatment more effective in reducing risk of disease if performed early as a preventive measure rather than later after diagnosis with symptoms? Details of the lifetime history of blood donation from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service will be combined with existing information from questionnaires and clinical examination of 1,439 study participants in Melbourne.

Researchers