American Hemochromatosis Society

Contact details for American Hemochromatosis Society

Logo of the American Hemochromatosis Society

Name: American Hemochromatosis Society
  (AHS)
Address: 4044 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
  Unit #104, PMB 416
  Lake Mary
  Florida 32746-2012
  United States
Telephone: 407 829 4488
  1 888 655 IRON Toll Free
Fax: 407-333-1284
Website: www.americanhs.org

About American Hemochromatosis Society - AHS

Also known as iron overload disease or "genetic iron poisoning" hereditary hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease in the United States.

Hereditary hemochromatosis can affect both sexes and all ages. 1 in 8 are carriers of the single hereditary hemochromatosis gene mutation and approximately 1 in every 100-200 have the double mutation gene placing them at a high risk of developing hereditary hemochromatosis.

Most individuals with the HH gene mutations don't release they have them. However they can be diagnosed easily and quickly.

The mission of the American Hemochromatosis Society (AHS) is:

"to educate and support the victims of HFE-associated hereditary hemochromatosis (genetic iron overload) and their families as well as educate the medical community on the latest research on Hereditary Hemochromatosis"

The American Hemochromatosis Society:

  • conducts - media public awareness/education campaigns
  • coordinates - a citizen lobby with a legislative agenda
  • provides - support for HH patients, families and friends

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