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Published on 13 December 2019

Venesection is a treatment for patients with haemochromatosis and polycythaemia. 

Patients with haemochromatosis can become blood donors once they meet donor selection criteria. Learn more about referring patients with genetic haemochromatosis for blood donation.

Read our hereditary haemochromatosis information leaflet (PDF, 76KB).

We provide this service in Aberdeen and Dundee:

For patients outside Aberdeen and Dundee you should contact your local haematologist.