Giving You Back YOUR Life

What does the Charity do?

Thank-You!  We've had a number of generous donations and they continue to pour in.  I thought you'd like to know what we do with the money.
The charity's aims are to:

  • increase awareness amongst the public and medical professionals, so that people don't suffer, and get/stay healthy
  • improve diagnosis, so that people who have B12 deficiency are identified and treated, and people who have conditions unrelated to B12 deficiency are quickly excluded and treated for whatever they do have
  • improve treatment, so that people who need frequent injections get them - with the aim of optimising health

All of the time and effort to do this, to run the clinics, and to keep the web site up to date, is given freely.  Hosting for the web site is donated by the author.
Our expenses consist of: buying and providing B12 to people who are unable to obtain it from any other source.  We don't send it out freely - in UK most people are able to obtain B12 from their own GP if they need it, and in other countries most people can obtain it for themselves.  None-the-less, the sheer number of people who suffer from B12 deficiency is so big that there are a few hundred who simply cannot get it themselves and we will do our best to help.  This is what nearly all of the donations are spent on.

Support Groups around the Country

please follow the link to the page which explains this and how to start your own

Events - please see our Events page for meetings

Minutes of the most recent minuted meeting

Minutes archive

Newsletters


We have some small printing and publicity expenses. We have small expenses to attend conferences to highlight the issues. Your donations are very welcome and very gratefully received.  Thank-you all!

To contact Dr Chandy and the Support Group, please email notifications@b12d.net. Please note it may take 5-10 days to get a reply.

Are you B12 Deficient? Use our diagnstic calculator to find your diagnosis and how we can help you
Charity Events - View our calendar of events and see what is coming up for B12d
Success Stories - Read success stories on patients of Dr Chandy and other B12 Patients

B12d Charity Support Group Blog

  • 02
    FEB

    Talk to Dr Chandy

    Dr Chandy has 50 year's experience as a doctor, and 36 ...

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    JAN

    My Health Checks and Symptoms Diary

    We've asked everyone to keep your symptoms diary up to ...

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    JAN

    New Process for Requesting B12

    New Process for putting in requests for B12 As you know...

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    NOV

    Where do I put my requests and my enquiries?

    As everyone knows, the charity is run entirely by volun...

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June describes her suffering when doctors didn't follow the standard protocol after any stomach or intestinal operation - to offer B12 replacement therapy
Janette first appeared in the BBC InsideOut documentary in October 2006. Since then the NHS has forced her doctor to withdraw B12 replacement therapy on a number of occasions, and she tells of her struggles with having B12 and then having it taken away.
She has bravely agreed to be filmed without her usual wig, but her memory is playing up because it is so long since her last injection.
Donna, like so many women, wants to live a normal life. Vitamin B12 could give her that chance.
The Scottish Parliament discusses Pernicious Anaemia and vitamin B12 deficiency on Wednesday 7 March 2012.
This video is over 1 hour long and represents real political change - we are at last on our way.
Julia found her eyesight going as her eyes refused to focus on the same things as each other. She's been for all sorts of tests and treatment, but now that she's on B12 replacement therapy she's starting to see an improvement.
Frankie tells of how she suffered, the tests she had to endure until doctors worked out what was wrong, and what a difference it has made.
The definitive and original guide to B12 deficiency, Dr Chandy interviewed by Chris Jackson of UK BBC Inside Out Team broadcast 31 Oct 2008.
Dr Joseph Chandy explains symptoms and shows the restorative effect on one patient (other patients' families have asked that we edit out their stories unfortunately)
New documentary out from Elissa Leonard in North America, featuring Sally Pacholok and many other internationally renowned experts.
The local MP (Grahame Morris MP for Easington - who was a BMS (BioMedical Scientist) in the labs at Sunderland Royal Infirmary) interviews people with B12 deficiency to hear their story (August 27 2010). Here Jane describes the symptoms, and how she can't wait for her next B12 injection (in fact, she knows that she needs injections every 2 weeks because she's keeping a diary of the symptoms). We're restricted how often the GP can give injections, which is why we want to raise awareness.
Dr Chandy was nominated for the North East Local Heroes award. The interviewer was at first surprised - people don't get awards for doing what they are paid to do - but she persisted.