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You're Invited! Governor to Hold Ceremonial Signing of Pulse Oximetry Legislation

by Christy D. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This is the day we have been working towards and waiting for - Governor Branstad will hold a ceremonial signing of the pulse oximetry legislation on Wednesday, July 17th, which will mandate pulse oximetry screenings for all newborns in Iowa.

YOU'RE INVITED - Governor's Signing of Pulse Ox
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Iowa State Capitol - Governor's Office
1007 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319

**Family Friendly reception to follow!  Please help us celebrate this life-saving victory!**
RSVP to Christy.Dreiling@heart.org

For over a year, we have been working to pass legislation that would require all newborn babies to be given a pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects before they leave the hospital. Iowan babies died from undetected CCHD, that otherwise could have been saved if pulse oximetry was administered after birth.  The American Heart Association led the efforts in passing this life-saving legislation!  We’re happy to report that Governor Branstad plans to sign this bill on Wednesday, July 17th at 9:30am in his office at the Iowa State Capitol.   

Once the Governor signs this legislation into law, we will be able to protect and help ALL Iowa babies from critical congenital heart defects.  Thank you to all the volunteers, staff and partners who gave of their time and effort to make this a reality!

You're the Cure,

Christy Dreiling
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director

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