CDC Funds Georgia, Oklahoma, and Virginia to Screen for SCID

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health, Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch recently announced that three states–Georgia, Oklahoma, and Virginia—will be funded for a total of $1,800,000 under the “Program to Support New Implementation of State or Territorial Public Health Laboratory Capacity for Newborn Bloodspot Screening of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)”: CDC-RFA-EH13-1303. The awardees will receive between $250,000 and $300,000 per year for two years which will help support the implementation of SCID to their newborn screening panels.

CDC previously funded Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Minnesota to include SCID on their newborn screening panels and today, all four states maintain active NBS SCID screening programs.

Congratulations to Georgia, Oklahoma and Virginia!