At the March of Dimes, we are celebrating 75 years of fighting for the health of moms and babies! Join us tomorrow, February 5th, at the State Capitol as we continue the fight and ask legislators to add Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID or bubble boy disease) to the statewide newborn screening panel. This is a birth defect where infants are born without the ability to make T-cell to fight infections. Without early detection, children with SCIDS are at risk for serious illness and oftentimes death. Early identification of SCIDS is key, and we hope to add this to the newborn screening panel for all babies in Washington.
For more information about SCIDs, check out this wonderful story from KING5’s HealthLink:
For more information regarding Lobby Day and how you can be an advocate for moms and babies click here:
Gina Legaz is the State Director of Programs & Public Affairs for March of Dimes.