Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization and a premier provider of programs and services for people with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other inherited bleeding disorders. The only agency of its kind in the state, Hemophilia of Georgia is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of the bleeding disorders community by providing excellence in comprehensive healthcare, education, and advocacy, while actively pursuing a cure through research funding.
Since 1973, Hemophilia of Georgia has been providing blood clotting medications, home infusion training, educational programs, and clinical services. The people at Hemophilia of Georgia understand it takes more than medicine to support the bleeding disorder community and look forward to the day when we live in a world where people live free from bleeding disorders. As of now, there is no cure for these disorders, and treatments can cost anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million a year.
Hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders are conditions that require lifelong treatment. Between 50 percent and 60 percent of people with hemophilia have a severe form of the disorder. The severity of the disease determines how often someone needs to infuse to help prevent bleeds, which can be either external or internal.
Without treatment and the right education, internal bleeds - the ones you can't see - can be life threatening. Our outreach nurses and social workers help people with inherited bleeding disorders understand the signs and symptoms and teach them how to self-infuse and when to seek medical help. They also inform a child's school system and provide guidelines on what to do in an emergency.
Our goal is to help people with inherited bleeding disorders by offering them the support, medicine, and comprehensive care services needed to live productive, independent, and full lives.