Free Blood Donations for HH Patients
Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common genetic disease in the world, which causes the body to produce an excessive amount of iron, yet few people have heard of it. It is often fatal if patients are diagnosed too late.
To prevent iron buildup in the organs, which causes them to shut down, HH patients are treated through bloodletting, giving a pint or more each time they have a treatment.
There is nothing wrong with the blood of HH, no different than someone with Cystic Fibrosis. But the Red Cross refuses to accept this blood, which is often more beneficial to recovering patients because of high anemia levels in the U.S.
This costs patients and insurance companies I considerable amount. Often HH patients can’t afford to get the treatments, which greatly increases their chances of HH being fatal.
Please help us tell the Red Cross to start accepting the blood donations of HH patients!! It’s a win-win situation! More donated blood and less cost to patients. Possibly saving lives.