The need for Universal SCID Newborn Screening makes National News

In coordination with Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, FoxNews.com published a story about the lifesaving SCID newborn screening test and the IDF SCID Newborn Screening Campaign.

Without SCID newborn screening, Samantha Penn was not diagnosed early enough to be effectively treated

The story details the lives of families who were not lucky enough to have their children identified by newborn screening for SCID and highlights the voices of experts and advocates who are supporting the inclusion of SCID testing for newborns in all 50 states.  To read the story please click on the link below.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/29/parents-doctors-urge-states-to-screen-for-bubble-boy-disease/?intcmp=features

To learn more about the IDF SCID Newborn Screening Campaign, check out the website! http://primaryimmune.org/patients-and-families/idf-scid-initiative/idf-scid-newborn-screening-campaign