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IDF SCID Newborn Screening Campaign: 2016 Update

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) proudly reports that seven states began screening for SCID in 2015: Oklahoma, Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and South Dakota. The year closed with a total of 34 states screening for SCID, comprising 75% of all births in the U.S. Seven additional states are expected to begin screening

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New Online Learning Resource for SCID Screening: Just in Time for Newborn Screening Month

Today, newborns in most states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are screened for at least 29 conditions within the first few days after birth. Using a few drops of blood, newborn screening detects a treatable condition in about 1 in 300 babies born each year. The Newborn Screening Education project,www.newbornscreeningeducation.org, a joint venture between

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SCID Newborn Screening Updates

There have been so many recent updates with the campaign to have universal SCID newborn screening, that it seemed helpful to make a comprehensive list of the current status of states where we know IDF volunteers are active on the SCID Newborn Screening Campaign in order to keep everyone up to date. States and Territories

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About IDF SCID Newborn Screening
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a primary immunodeficiency disease. Babies with SCID appear healthy at birth, but without early treatment, most often by bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor, these infants cannot survive. It is imperative therefore that newborn screening programs are established in all 50 states.

This blog is sponsored in part by PerkinElmer and Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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