Horizons in Hemophilia, July 2011
New HoG Videos!
Check out the three new videos about HoG! Several families who attended Family Camp in May shared their stories and helped to make these great videos:
- Hemophilia of Georgia Pharmacy Services
- Hemophilia of Georgia Volunteer Opportunities
- Hemophilia of Georgia Advocacy
Please take a look and feel free to share the links with your friends and family.
Hemophilia of Georgia Needs Assessment Survey
All families in Georgia affected by inherited bleeding disorders are invited and encouraged to participate in a needs assessment survey being conducted by Community Evaluation Solutions, Inc. for HoG. Each family will get a card in the mail in the next couple of weeks inviting you to go to a website to complete a survey about HoG programs and services. Read more.
Chloe and Stone’s Lemonade Stand
Eight-year-old Chloe recently sent a letter to the Hemophilia of Georgia office, along with a donation. In her letter, Chloe explained that her brother has hemophilia and that they had a lemonade stand and sold crafts to raise money for HoG. Read more.
Emory/Children’s Hemophilia Clinic Moves to One Location
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta would like to inform patients of an upcoming change to their Comprehensive Hemophilia Program. The Children’s at Scottish Rite hemophilia clinic will be permanently moving to Children’s at Egleston the week of September 5, 2011. This means all patients will now be treated at one location. Read more.
Leaders in Training on the Road!
Five of Hemophilia of Georgia’s Leaders in Training (LIT) teens were selected to participate as a team in Georgia Teen Institute (GTI) June 14 - 17. GTI 2011 brought together over 390 youth leaders from across the state for four days of leadership skill building at Emory University’s Oxford College in Covington. Offered by GUIDE (Gwinnett United in Drug Education), GTI provides youth leaders an opportunity to develop lifelong empowering skills in a supportive and fun environment. Read more.
Why do I keep getting these Order Summary forms in every order from the pharmacy? If I just sent back the one from my last order why did you send me another one this month? --Tired of Signing
Dear Tired: We understand that it’s repetitive, but the pharmacy has to have proof that you actually received your order. Read more.
What’s New at Camp Twin Lakes
Camp Twin Lakes is in full swing with another fun-filled, jam-packed summer season after one of its most successful years to date! CTL will host more than 8,500 campers throughout the 2011 calendar year. When campers arrive, they will be introduced to exciting camp improvements at CTL-Rutledge. Read more.
Donate Today So Camp Wannaklot Can Sail Away!
Camp Wannaklot is preparing for a cruise-themed adventure on the high seas this summer. You can help send 150 campers who have inherited bleeding disorders on a journey of discovery and fun. Read more.
Know Your Dose.org Campaign Promotes Safe Use of Pain Reliever Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen is an ingredient in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medicines, including pain relievers, fever reducers, and sleep aids as well as cough, cold, and allergy medicines. Read more.
View the clinic schedules for the Georgia Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
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