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What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

Central Georgians Graduate from First Responder Training

From the Medical Center of Central Georgia: 

After 13 weeks of learning the basics of how to be an emergency medical responder, 19 Baldwin County residents graduated from the First Responder Training Class hosted by Emergency Medical Services of The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG).

These new volunteers for Baldwin County Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University are armed with training in basic first aid and CPR, immobilization of patients with traumatic injuries, oxygen administration, and even deliver of a baby. These volunteers, with Baldwin County Fire Rescue Department and Georgia College and State University, can respond to 9-1-1 calls in their county for persons needing medical assistance.

The class was funded by a competitive grant from the Georgia Trauma Commission through the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services. Baldwin County was selected because of its highly rural setting.

Community Closet to Help Families in Need

Community Closet to Help Families in Need

Twiggs County will soon have a new resource for families who face adversity.

The Community Closet, expected to officially open in June, will assist families who experience something like a house fire, coordinator Tamiko Horne says.

Currently, the Community Closet needs donations for men, women and children, but especially donations of men's clothing in large sizes. Another need is undergarments for men, women and children.

Families or individuals can access the closet through agencies like DFACS and the Board of Education.

Family Connections organizes the closet and can be reached at 478-233-7468 or twiggsfc@gmail.com for more information or to give donations.

The Community Closet is located at the Twiggs County Board of Education in the Family Connections office.

 

The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The Cure Starts Now Foundation

The Cure Starts Now Foundation is an IRS 501C(3) non-profit charity dedicated to educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for brainstem glioma and other forms of pediatric brain cancer in hopes of curing all cancers.  Our fight begins with children, typically ages 5-7, who are most commonly afficted with this debiltating disease.  Their prognosis is considered "dismal" by cancer experts with less than 1-10% of all confirmed victims living beyond 18 months from diagnosis.  Sparing their cognitive abilities, brainstem glioma slowly robs children of their motor functions resulting in partial paralysis, loss of voice and sight and finally ending with an inability to eat and breath.  It is both heart-wrenching and painful as they are fully aware of their decline often until their last day.  The Cure Starts Now...

Medicaid Waiver Training in Jeffersonville

Medicaid Waiver Training in Jeffersonville

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Twiggs County Middle & High School

375 Watson Boulevard

Jeffersonville, GA 31044

Do you understand what the Katie Beckett deeming waiver is? Are you confused about the difference between the deeming waiver and the NOW waiver?

Have you heard of the waiting lists but you are not sure what you are waiting for?

Do you want to understand how Medicaid can provide for the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities in Georgia? Join Parent to Parent of Georgia and learn the answers to these questions and more.