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Arizona Takes Major Step to Offer Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

Immune Deficiency Foundation has led nationwide campaign to bring screening for deadly disease to all 50 states. The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) commends Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for signing into law SB 1368 on Monday, May 22, 2017. This bill, sponsored by Senator Sylvia Allen, adds Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to the state newborn

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IDF Efforts to Promote SCID Newborn Screening in Arizona

IDF has made great strides toward implementing newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) in Arizona. The combined efforts of IDF, the SCID, Angels for Life Foundation and dedicated volunteers have proved to be so successful that we anticipate legislation will be enacted and Governor Doug Ducey’s budget will be approved to enable SCID

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About IDF SCID Newborn Screening
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (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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