It is haemochromatosis week.
Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia. About 1 in 200 people of northern European origin have the genetic risk for haemochromatosis.
People with haemochromatosis absorb too much iron from their diet. The excess iron is stored in the body and over time this leads to iron overload. If undetected and untreated, the excess iron can cause organ or tissue damage and can potentially result in premature death.
Haemochromatosis is treatable. See the link below for more information.