Horizons in Hemophilia April 2011
Congratulations to New Mighty Sticker Austin C!
Austin C. is the newest member of the Mighty Sticker Club! Austin successfully completed all the steps in self infusion and demonstrated to his HoG outreach nurse that he could successfully infuse his weekly factor. Read more.
You're Invited to Participate in a Focus Group
HoG is conducting a needs assessment to find out what our clients want and need. People who have inherited bleeding disorders or the parents of children with bleeding are invited to participate in one of four focus groups around the state over the next few weeks. Read more.
HoG Scholarship Applications Due May 2
Students who want to be considered for the John W. Youtsey Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year must submit a completed application by May 2, 2011.
Hemophilia of Georgia Hosts Trot to Clot Walks
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, Hemophilia of Georgia held the second annual Trot to Clot Walk at East Cobb Park in Marietta, GA. Nearly 50 walkers raised over $10,000 for programs and services to support the bleeding disorders community of Georgia. Read more.
Camp Wannaklot Needs You!
Have you ever thought about volunteering for one amazing week as a camp counselor? Camp Wannaklot has promised approximately 160 campers one week filled with opportunity. There will be chances to have fun, overcome challenges, try new things, make new friends, and reconnect with old friends. Read more.
Legislative Wrap-up 2011
On April 14, minutes before midnight, the Georgia General Assembly ended its regular session for 2011. Georgians with bleeding disorders fared well this year, with legislation that benefits our community passing and potentially harmful bills being rejected. Read more.
HoG Thanks Volunteers
Hemophilia of Georgia's annual Volunteer Reception was held Tuesday, April 12 in Roswell, Georgia. More than 100 people attended the evening reception honoring the volunteers who served HoG during 2010. Throughout the year, 167 people gave nearly 8,000 hours of service to HoG. Read more.
Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?
In the interest of keeping you and your family as healthy as possible, can we talk about toothbrushes and germs for just a moment? It is not necessarily a pleasant topic, but it is an important one, particularly when someone in your home is prone to bleeding gums, which increases the body's exposure to germs. Read more.
Screening for Post-Partum Depression
When you listen to women speak about post-partum depression, you realize that it often involves a great deal of suffering and confusion for the women themselves and their worried family members. Women who have a history of being abused, who are struggling financially or who give birth to a baby considered "different," as in having a disability, all are at higher risk for post-partum depression. Read more.
Client Dinner Photos
View photos from recent HoG client dinners.
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.