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Justin Bell's visit to Blake Elementary School in Hopkins

by Anne S. on Friday, February 8, 2013

 Students at Blake Elementary School in Hopkins have been following the story of one of their classmates, who has a congenital heart defect and is currently on a transplant list. On Thursday February 7th – American Heart Association Government Relations Director, Justin Bell visited the school and talked to the first and fifth grade classes about how a bill becomes a law and about a bill that AHA is working on this session in MN to require all newborns to be screened for Critical Congenital Heart Defects using a simple and non-invasive test called Pulse Ox. The classes will join the Heart Association next Tuesday Feb. 12 at the State Capitol for Heart on the Hill where they will tour the Capitol, meet some legislators, see a demonstration of a Pulse Ox test on a newborn and deliver thank you Valentines to Governor Dayton for his support of CCDH screening.

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