Support Groups


  • Memorial University Medical Center either sponsors or works closely with other organizations to provide support groups for the following conditions.

    Bleeding Disorders

    Presenting Realistic Ideas to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE) Support Group
    This group is for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Each month, participants and their families meet for an educational session or a fun event. For more information, call 912-350-7285.

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    Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

    Grey Matters -- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
    A program for people who have experienced a brain or spinal cord injury and their family members and caregivers. The group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in The Rehabilitation Institute at MUMC. For more information, call 912-350-7274.

    Southeast Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
    Survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families gather to share information, understanding, and support. The group meets the third Monday of every month at Satilla Regional Annex, 1800 Alice Street, Waycross, Georgia. For more information, email kathie@accessatc.net, dbrag@wayxcable.com, or cfluker@wayxcable.com. Or call Kathie at 912-285-5403.

    Head Injury Support Group
    Survivors of head injuries, their family members, friends, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend. The group meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Goodwill Industries, Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia. For more information, call 912-354-6611.

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    Cancer

    See a full list of our cancer support services and groups.

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    Bariatric Support Centers, International | Memorial Health

    Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Group
    Memorial Health Bariatrics holds regular support group meetings for people who have undergone or are considering weight-loss surgery. For more information, call 912-350-DIET (3438).

    Online Support

    Memorial Health Bariatrics works with Bariatric Support Centers, International to provide support and ensure weight-loss success.

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    ICDs and Pacemakers

    ICD Support Group
    This quarterly meeting is for people who wear ICD devices or pacemakers. Guest speakers provide information and answer questions. The group meets in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-4284.

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    Parents of Multiples

    Savannah Parents of Twins Club
    The Twins Club is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and the opportunity to meet other parents with multiples. New members are welcome and moms are encouraged to join while they are still pregnant. For more information, call Del DeMauro, 912-598-1839.

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    Sickle Cell Disease

    SET Focus and Ready, SET Support Groups
    These support programs are for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and their caregivers. They meet every month to discuss important topics or enjoy fun events. For more information, call 912-350-5616.

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    Support After Stroke (SAS)

    This monthly educational seminar is for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Get information about the effects of stroke, tips to maximize recovery and independence, and resources for survivors and their caregivers. There is no charge to attend and no reservation needed. For more information and upcoming dates, call 912-350-8900.   

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