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Press Release NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Exams

NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Written Knowledge Test Prep


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Captain Kevin, HCV

Captain Kevin Drue Donnelly

HV With HCV = Helping Veterans And Families With HCV:

Each August 5th, I publish an update to Captain Kevin Drue Donnelly, activist, advocate, researcher.

Veterans and family members frequently have been walking alone without accurate information on Hepatitis C. Now we seek to define where we are headed. “Vaccine-A — And When The Tombstone Is Inaccurate, You Have To Stand And Make Hard Choices

Why?  I gave him my Word.