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Archives for: September 1st, 2021

Newborn Screening: History, Future and Awareness Month

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on September 1, 2021

Every September, we celebrate and raise awareness for newborn screening (NBS) in the United States and the impact it has had on millions of families. Each year, approximately four million babies are screened for serious disorders that are present at birth. Of those four million, screening identifies over 12,000 infants annually with a… Read More

A Newborn Screening Reflection: Sarah’s Story

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on September 15, 2020

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and I’d like to share our family’s experience with it, and why we think every parent should know more about this incredible test, that looks for dozens of genetic disorders in babies that are not so easily apparent at birth.

My husband Chris and I… Read More