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New Jersey Announces SCID Newborn Screening

This week the state of New Jersey has added mandatory newborn screening for SCID!  “Adding this important screening test will save the lives of babies born each year with this serious immune-deficiency,” said Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd. “The expansion of our comprehensive Newborn Screening Program will continue to improve the quality of life for

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Washington, DC and New Jersey move toward SCID Newborn Screening!

On April 19, the District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Metabolic Disorders voted to recommend the addition of SCID to the district’s newborn screening panel.  The recommendation and approval is now in the hands of the Director of the Health Department and the Healthcare Finance Committee before receiving final approval to begin screening by

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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.

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