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LA Celebrates 3rd Annual Go Red Lobby Day

by Julie H. on Friday, May 10, 2013

On Wednesday, May 1 close to 35 Circle of Red and Men in Red members from across the state gathered in Baton Rouge for Louisiana's 3rd Annual Go Red Lobby Day. They kicked off the day with lunch and an advocacy training at the Governor's manion, followed by a trolley ride to the State Capitol to meet with legislators about a priority issue for the American Heart Association - pulse ox.

This legislative session, the American Heart Association urges lawmakers to require that pulse oximetry be added to the routine newborn screenings. Pulse oximetry is a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive test that is extremely effective at detecting heart defects in newborns. Early detection of congenital heart defects will lead to early treatment, ultimately saving lives.  

Thank you to everyone who attended the event! Your voice truly made a difference to protect Louisiana's newborns from heart defects.

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