Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finally Utah gets on board

Utah Begins CF Newborn Screening

Utah has joined 45 other states and the District of Columbia in screening for cystic fibrosis at birth. Starting January 2nd, all newborns in the state are now automatically screened for CF.

Early diagnosis and treatment for babies with CF can lead to longer lives, fewer hospitalizations and better health. 

“The CF Foundation is committed to ensuring that all states screen newborns for CF,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “We congratulate Utah, and look forward to every state in the union joining this important effort.”

Check the CF Foundation's newborn screening map to find out if your state screens all newborns for CF and learn how to get involved.

4 comments:

Frau said...

yeah that is awesome! Better late than never! Hpe you are doing well and staying healthy!
xo

Genevieve said...

That is refreshing to here. The quicker they respond, the longer and more prosperous their lives shall be.
Awesome news!

Emilee said...

I wondered when this would start happening. I am so happy it is. How extensive is the screening? Do you know? I am glad they are finally on board.

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

Yes! I remember when Whitney had her sweat test when she was 7 months old... I was wondering why they didn't do regular screenings for babies... This is great that they are on board!

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