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8607 Roberts Drive, Suite 150 Sandy Springs, GA 30350-2237

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Play Safe This Summer

By Michelle Lowe, BSN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing

Published July 10, 2019


Summertime is all about being outdoors and having fun. Sometimes fun, however, requires taking a few precautions, especially for children with inherited bleeding disorders.

While there is no way to prevent every accident or every bleed, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of serious bleeds from outdoor activities. One of the easiest ways to keep your child safe is to have them wear protective gear while playing outdoors, especially when riding bicycles, skateboarding, inline skating, and other similar activities.

According to Kaiser Permanente, bicycle helmets alone reduce the risk of a head injury for any child – with or without bleeding disorders – by up to 88 percent.

Luckily for Hemophilia of Georgia clients, we offer free safety gear to Georgia children who have been diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Available equipment includes:

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Toddler Small Medium Large
Ages 1 to 4 Ages 4 to 8 Ages 8 to 12 Ages 12 and older
18 7/8" to 20 ½" 20 ¾" to 22 ¼" 22" to 23 ½" 23 ¼" to 24 ¾"

Knee, Elbow and Wrist Pads


Preschool Small Medium Large Extra-Large
Grades 1-3 Grades 4-5 Jr. High High School to Adult Adult

Contact your outreach nurse or our pharmacy at 770-518-8272 to place an order.