In the latter, people with hemochromatosis are highly vulnerable to being iron avid, mostly because many are overbled from too many phlebotomies. I am not anemic in the sense that i can take iron supplements. They now have a dissolvable tablet available instead of injections.You can read more about iron avidity and the diet to correct it in the Iron Library-Resources area of our website. Maybe this will help you :) Sat, March 20, 2010 @ PM Why can't I just donate blood at the Red Cross? It seems that most literature and information say to go to FDA approved centers.It is not necessary to mention that you have hemochromatosis (HHC), because HHC is not a blood disease. So long as you have no other eligibility issues your blood can be used for transfusion.Mon, April 5, 2010 @ AM i am a female and was diagnosed about 5 yrs ago and have been undergoing phlebotomys ever since.Many people do not understand the term iron avidity, which simply means that your body is "avid for iron"; put another way, your body is wanting iron. Mon, March 15, 2010 @ PM Kathleen, I have no medical knowledge, but my Mother had a similar issue for many years.
It is now at 66 and i sure do feel it with knuckles hurting and am very tired, so i will schedule my phel. I also am having bacterial infections Bladder/Vag which are constant (i do have some nerve damage issues from a back surgery that seems to be the intial cause) but i read where if you have Iron Avidity you should avoid that "bacteria" which has me concerned.he has prescribed me ferrous fumarate tablets 210mg to be taken 3 times a day and has refered me to see a gastrologist.the truth is i feel 10 times worse on the tablets and im finding it really difficult to take them.I just don't know what to do about the other "High" numbers as i cannot seem to get them to go down. The doctor that i see for this does not seem to be very knowlegable of HH either, which does not help.Thanks, JT Mon, April 19, 2010 @ PM I was diagnosed in November 2009 with HH, genetic, homozygous for the C282(? My ferritin is currently 2600, serum saturation of 90% and elevated iron and liver values.