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Help Save Babies with Congenital Heart Defects

by Kacie K. on Monday, March 18, 2013

Congenital heart defects are the leading birth defects affecting newborns in the United States. While some families are lucky to have their babies screened and diagnosed before leaving the hospital, others will go home undiagnosed. Some of these babies won't live to see their first birthday, and others will face a lifetime of surgeries, developmental delays, and other complications.

Early detection and treatment of congenital heart defects can make all the difference. Urge your Senator to ensure all babies are screened for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

Moving through the North Carolina General Assembly right now, SB 98 is the perfect solution. It requires every facility to screen newborns for these defects before they go home, using the nationally recommended and most current method: pulse oximetry screening. It's fast, easy, inexpensive, accurate, and painless. And it saves lives.

Send your message of support right away: Help ensure every newborn is screened with pulse oximetry and we will save lives.

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Comments (2)

  • Our bills are moving in North Carolina - keep up the great work and keep contacting your lawmakers!

    — Elizabeth V.

  • Keeping my fingers crossed on this one -- we are so close!  

    — Keltcie D.

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