Horizons in Hemophilia February 2012
Holiday Hours — Presidents’ Day
The HoG office and pharmacies will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 in honor of Presidents’ Day. Order early so you have enough factor on hand for the holiday weekend.
Hemophilia of Georgia Launches Online Handbook
By Jeff Cornett, Director of Training, Research, and Advocacy
Hemophilia of Georgia is proud to announce the availability of its new online resource, The Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook. The new go-to place on the Internet for bleeding disorder information can be found at www.hog.org/handbook. Read more.
Trot to Clot Walk and Run to Raise Money for Camp Wannaklot
By Vic McCarty, Director of Development
Hemophilia of Georgia invites you to participate in the Trot to Clot Walk and Run on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Stone Mountain Park. Last year's Trot to Clot Walks and Run raised $35,000. This year we hope to raise $40,000 for Camp Wannaklot. Everyone who registers to walk or run by April 27th will receive a Trot to Clot t-shirt and free admission to Stone Mountain Park, a $10 value. Read more.
Now Available: The ATHNready Personal Health Report
By Alan Shier, Community Support Leader, American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network
Living with a bleeding or clotting disorder can be challenging. In recent years treatment advances have led to improved health outcomes. Now, emerging technologies are making new tools available to help patients manage their medical care, and their lives. Read more.
Fire Safety Tips
By Danny C, HoG Client and Firefighter
In the winter, some people use a fireplace to help heat their homes. Other people may go camping and make fires outside. Here are some tips to help everyone stay safe around fire: never leave a fire unattended; always make sure the fire is completely out before you leave. Read more.
3000 IU BeneFIX Coming Soon!
By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy
Pfizer has announced that a 3000 IU size of BeneFIX was approved by the FDA in November. It is expected to be available in the HoG and Beacon pharmacies in the next few weeks. This convenient size can also be stored at room temperature or under refrigeration for up to two years. Read more.
Hemophilia Day at the Capitol
By Michelle Putnam, Associate Director of Advocacy and Research
Hemophilia Day at the State Capitol will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We’ll talk to the members of the General Assembly about legislation that will impact people with bleeding disorders. Read more.
Important: State of Georgia Employees
By Jeff Cornett, Director of Training, Research and Advocacy, and Michelle Putnam, Associate Director of Research and Advocacy
Employees of the state of Georgia who meet the income requirements may now choose to have their children covered under PeachCare for Kids instead of the State Health Benefit Plan. Even though the out-of-pocket costs are lower with PeachCare, parents of children with expensive medical conditions like hemophilia should think carefully before making this change. Read more.
Hemophilia of Georgia’s Teen Retreat
By Kim Wilson, Camp and Activities Coordinator
A group of 71 HoG staff, volunteers, and teenagers descended on Tybee Island, Georgia for a holiday weekend spent learning about the environment, serving the local community, and developing their four-square skills. Read more.
Hemophilia Articles in the New York Times
By Karen Daniel, Marketing and Communications Director
The New York Times has recently published two articles about people who have bleeding disorders. In the first one, Hemophilia Voices, five people tell personal stories about how having a bleeding disorder has affected their lives. Read more.
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