North Carolina will begin mandating newborn screening for CF beginning January 2009!
This is a result of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's successful advocacy efforts, thanks, in large part, to my awesome readers! Click Here to read how this development was brought to life by Janice Hairr and her daughter, Savannah, who was diagnosed with CF within 2 days of her birth. This early detection has led to very positive outcomes for Savannah in her journey with CF.
NC joins a growing number of US states that are mandating newborn CF screening. Very soon, CF screening will be mandated across the country! What a great Christmas gift to thousands of unborn children!!!