Use Today’s Hashtags #testforSCID #SCID Post on Facebook Sample Posts: IDF holds newborn screening rally today to urge lawmakers to do the right thing and screen Louisiana babies for #SCID! Use #testforSCID to show your support! We need your help! During #IDF2015NC, we’re telling Louisiana lawmakers that we need #SCID screening! Help get the message […]
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Fondazione Telethon, and Ospedale San Raffaele, today announced the submission of a marketing application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a gene therapy (GSK2696273) to treat patients with a rare disease, adenosine deaminase severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (ADA-SCID), for whom no suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched related stem cell donor is available. […]
The 6th Annual Brandon & Taylor Dahley “REACHING FOR A CURE” Charity Golf Tournament was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Lakeland, Florida. More than 65 people participated, and over $22,000 was raised for the SCID, Angels for Life Foundation. John and Heather Smith started SCID, Angels for Life in March of 2008 as a […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns. Click here for the full press release.
SCID Q & A with Sung-Yun Pai, MD IDF ADVOCATE, Spring 2015 Proof Positive: Study Confirms the Need for Early Screening and Intervention for SCID IDF ADVOCATE, Winter 2015 Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Progress and Challenges The Journal of the American Medical Association, August 20, 2014 Transplantation Outcomes for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, 2000–2009 […]
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, […]
A nine-year study recently released proves the need The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) commends the states of Maine and Rhode Island for adding Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to their states’ newborn screening panels, effective August 1, 2014. These states join 21 other states currently screening newborns for SCID, ensuring over two thirds of all […]
Fourteen-year-old Joshua Osborn, a member of the IDF community who was born with ADA SCID, was in a coma after weeks of fluid collecting on his brain for reasons unable to be identified. After physicians attempted all known methods for diagnostic results without success, an experimental new technology was employed with momentous results. Using a […]