Venesection Services for Medical Card holders

Venesection is a simple procedure in which a qualified nurse removes blood from you, via a vein in your arm. Venesection is usually a regular treatment performed at varying intervals, depending on your blood results and diagnosis.

We provide venesections free of charge for GMS patients who hold a medical card or a GP visit card. Patients no longer have to attend hospital for diagnosis or treatment. Most private health insurance companies cover the service free for their customers. 

Haemochromatosis is a hereditary condition, in which excessive amounts of iron are absorbed from the diet.  This iron is deposited in various organs, mainly in the parenchymal cells of the liver and also in the pancreas, heart, anterior pituitary and joints.

Haemochromatosis is more common in Ireland than anywhere else in the world. One in 83 Irish people carry two copies of the HFE gene and are predisposed to develop iron overloadOne in five Irish people carry one copy of the gene and are said to be carriers.

Check out the following website for further information:-

Irish Haemochromatosis Association

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