Newborn Screening Awareness Film on the Importance of Bloodspots Available from Save Babies through Screening Foundation, Inc.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is proud to announce the release of an important new video entitled: Newborn Bloodspots Save Lives…One Spot at a Time.


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is proud to announce the release of an important new video entitled: Newborn Bloodspots Save Lives…One Spot at a Time. The film provides information and education on newborn screening using bloodspots and helps shed more light on the important issues around saving and using these bloodspots after screening is completed. 

The video can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwb1tQPHmxs

When a bloodspot sample is taken from an infant for newborn screening, a few drops of blood from the heel are collected into circles on a special filter paper. These samples are dried and then sent to the laboratory for screening. The blood-filled circles are known as newborn bloodspots, and they are essential not only for the life-saving screening, but also to assure the quality of the current screening and for development of new screening tests. The video provides a clear discussion of these and other critical issues about newborn screening.

For free DVD copies of this film please contact Jill Levy-Fisch, President of The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation at the address below

About the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

Comprised of volunteers whose lives have been touched by newborn screening (NBS), Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is the only advocacy organization in the country dedicated to Newborn Screening. SBTS aims to educate parents, pediatric healthcare providers and policy makers about available comprehensive Newborn Screening, the importance of obtaining positive or other test results requiring follow-up actions within five days of birth and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when required. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every newborn in the U.S. be screened successfully, effectively and comprehensively.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation programs are supported by public contribution’s that help us deliver vital education, community services, and advocacy programs free of charge. Every gift, whether large or small, helps us protect children from the effects of these detectable and treatable disorders.

CONTACT:
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
http://www.savebabies.org
P. O. Box 42197 
Cincinnati, OH 45242 
Toll Free: 1-888-454-3383



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Contact Information
Jill Levy-Fisch
President
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
Contact via E-mail


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