We are so excited to be heading to BlogHer 2014 in San Jose! This year we are also so proud to support and get to better know a good cause. We will also get to learn about some exciting brands and have a chance to interact and learn more about them.
Because of stories like Cora’s and the activism that followed I know how important it is to get newborns screened and as a mother of three I used that knowledge to have our third child screened. First learn a little more about the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and Baby’s First Test below.
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation
The mission of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is to improve the lives of children and their families, by working to prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening tests. The Foundation’s goal is to see that every baby born in the United States is screened successfully, effectively, and comprehensively.
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation educates 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 5 days of birth, and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when needed.
Baby’s First Test
Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse. The clearinghouse provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. This resource is dedicated to educating parents, family members, health professionals, industry representatives, and other members of the public about the newborn screening system. This site also provides many ways for people to connect and share their viewpoints and questions about the newborn screening system.
There are some simple ways you can get involved like find a newborn screening near you.