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Newborn Screening Awareness Month 2015!

By admin

  Newborn Screening Awareness Month is here and we have some great things planned for the month! Every day you’ll find new facts, family stories and information to share on social media. We have an entire photo album of profile … Continue reading

The 2nd Annual Paddle for Kids Event is here!

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“Paddle For Kids” is not only a super fun competitive race, it’s also a super fun day out for all those involved! With food, music, hula-hoop and balance competitions, this paddle festival truly has something fun for everyone and last … Continue reading

The Clock is Ticking….

By Laura Larks

Years ago when the newborn screening system began, it all came into being because of time. Newborns needed to be screened for a baseline panel of illnesses, because waiting for the sick ones to become symptomatic before diagnosing them could … Continue reading

SBTS welcomes Ruth Caruthers to its Board of Directors

By Laura Larks

Save Babies Through Screening (SBTS) is pleased to announce that Ruth Caruthers has been elected to its board of directors. Ruth began her advocacy work after her three month old son passed away from heart defects in 2011. Since his … Continue reading

Paddle For Kids: most anticipated paddle race event of the year

By Laura Larks

Event Date: May 24, 2014 Races start at 9a.m. City: Safety Harbor Event website: www.paddleforkids.com Location: Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Ln, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Paddle For Kids is a waterfront festival featuring paddle race competitions for … Continue reading

Minnesota Newborn Screening Restoration Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee Vote

By Laura Larks

We are happy to share that the Minnesota Newborn Screening restoration bill passed the Minnesota State Senate Judiciary Committee last night! Many thanks to Senator John Marty, Stacy Nugent, Dr. Sue Berry and Korissa Olsen for their testimony in front … Continue reading

NBS Blood Spots in California

By Kelly

More people are becoming aware of Newborn Screening, but most new parents do not think about what happens to the spots after the screening takes place.  In California, 6 spots of blood are taken from the baby.  Only one or … Continue reading

Newborn Screening: A Lifetime of Impact from a Simple Heel Stick

By Laura Larks

Purpose Newborn screening (NBS) is a state-required test in which blood is collected and analyzed for specific genetic, metabolic, hormonal and other disorders. If a disorder exists, life saving treatments and interventions can be initiated to facilitate the most healthy … Continue reading

SBTS Advisor Ruth Caruthers Advocates for Babies

By Laura Larks

If you would have asked me three years ago if I thought I would be traveling to advocate newborn screening, I would have laughed. “Nahhhh”, I would have said, “I’m not important enough to do that.”  Yet here I am. … Continue reading

Pulse Ox Screening Saved Jonathan’s Life

By Laura Larks

Hello my name is Brittany, and my husband’s name is Jake.  We would like to share our story about our son. Jonathan Andrew Fuller was born February 22, 2013, and when we discovered he had a heart defect. I never … Continue reading