The Society works with the scientific community to support research into genetic haemochromatosis, and provides grants to tackle basic scientific, treatment or social issues that affect patients with haemochromatosis.
Grant proposals are accepted at any time from researchers working in recognised institutions in the UK. Suitable applications progress to peer-review and a decision as to whether to fund a project is made at the earliest possible quarterly board meeting.
Projects that may improve the rates of diagnosis and lower the average age of diagnosis of genetic haemochromatosis are welcome.
Scientific research into iron overload and its treatment is ongoing worldwide. The society has a small research budget, which the trustees apply after consulting our scientific advisers, to support research in the UK.