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NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-417, DSHEA), authorized the establishment of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the NIH. The ODS was created in 1995 within the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), Office of the Director (OD), NIH. The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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American Hemochromatosis Society, Inc.

This is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the latest information on genetic testing for hereditary hemochromatosis, pediatric hereditary hemochromatosis, and research relating to hereditary hemochromatosis/iron overload.

Review Date: January 05, 2009

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Iron Disorders Institute

Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is a 501(c)3 national organization headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Iron Disorders Institute’s vision is that no one should suffer or die prematurely because of Iron-Out-of-Balance™. IDI exists so that people with iron disorders receive early, accurate (complete) diagnosis, appropriate treatment and are equipped to live in good health. Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is part of an International Alliance of patient support and advocacy organizations promoting hemochromatosis (also spelled: haemochromatosis).

Review Date: October 17, 2011

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Iron Overload Diseases Association

The Iron Overload Diseases Association (IODA) was organized to serve hemochromatosis patients and families, to encourage research and public information, and to press for earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of iron overload diseases. The associations current projects include: annual international symposium; professional education (nutritionists and dietitians); public education ( annual IOD week, 3rd in September). The association also provides information on Hemochromatosis Genetic Testing and laboratories that perform these tests. The IOD Association is a nonprofit organization and was founded in 1981.

Review Date: September 19, 2010

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National Hematologic Diseases Information Service - NHDIS
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Hematologic Diseases Information Service (NHDIS) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NHDIS provides information about hematologic diseases to people with hematologic diseases and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NHDIS answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about hematologic diseases.

Review Date: April 11, 2011

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Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, Inc.

The Society for the Advancement of Blood management (SABM) is a nonprofit organizaton and professional society of physicians, nurses, and technicians with expertise in patient blood management with a mission to improve health outcomes for everyone. SABM is grounded in scientific validaton, evidence-based practices and centered on the patient's best interest through effective and optimal patient blood management. SABM promotes education and training to achieve change through a multidisciplinary approach to patient blood management by providing public education and advancing best practices to thousands of health care providers through numerous CME programs and the development of learning tools and evidence based clinical pathways.

Review Date: August 20, 2012

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