Horizons in Hemophilia February 2011
Hemophilia of Georgia Day at the State Capitol
On February 3, families with bleeding disorders and HoG staff met at the State Capitol in Atlanta to lobby for funding for medication for the uninsured.
The day began with breakfast on the top floor of the Sloppy Floyd building. Mike J. and his son John were the featured speakers and shared how hemophilia had affected their lives. They were joined at the breakfast by their state senator, Jesse Stone.
After breakfast, the group went to the House Gallery in the Capitol to watch the morning session of the House of Representatives. Representative Harry Geisinger introduced House Resolution 74 proclaiming February 3, 2011, as "Hemophilia of Georgia Day" at the Capitol. Read more and see additional photos from Hemophilia Day.
HoG Closed February 21
The HoG office and pharmacies will be closed on Monday, February 21 in honor of Presidents’ Day.
HoG Funds Two New Research Fellowships and Receives Spirit of Giving Award from NHF
Hemophilia of Georgia recently provided funding to the National Hemophilia Foundation for two new Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The new research fellowships will be named for Jim and Janet Glass and for Bill Riley, Jr. in recognition of their many years of service to the Georgia bleeding disorder community. Read more.
See the links below to read about new research findings:
Is It Time To Clean Out The Old Supplies?
Many infusion supplies have expiration dates. Now is a good time to go through the supplies you have on hand to make sure you have everything you need and to toss anything that has passed its expiration date.
Camp Wannaklot Needs You!
Can you help Hemophilia of Georgia staff Camp Wannaklot this summer? More than150 HoG clients age 7 to 17 who have inherited bleeding disorders will attend Camp Wannaklot July 17-22, 2011 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia. As a volunteer camp counselor you’ll help kids make new friends, learn about their bleeding disorders, and share new experiences. Learn more at www.hog.org/camp.
I’ve recently learned from a friend that his company deducts money from his paycheck each month and sends donations to his favorite charity. How can I set this up at my place of employment so we can support Hemophilia of Georgia?
--Working for a Living
Dear Working for a Living:
Your employer may offer a “matching gifts” program in which you can designate a certain amount of money to be deducted from your paycheck and then your employer may “match” your designated contribution amount. Read more.
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue and We Love You!
Romance is in the air and it's time for love. True love for your family involves taking care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else. February is heart health month for women. Read more.
View the clinic schedules for the Georgia Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
Hemophilia of Georgia is not engaged in the practice of medicine and does not endorse or support any particular factor concentrate or treatment protocol. HoG recommends that you consult with your physician prior to starting any course of therapy. Occasionally HoG disseminates information on new treatments or therapies. HoG shares this for informational purposes only and makes no claim as to its accuracy or effectiveness.