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Indiana Now Screening Newborns for SCID

November 16, 2018

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to report that Indiana is now screening all newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).

Over the past year and a half, IDF has met with representatives from the Governor’s office, the Indiana State Department of Health and the state screening lab to advocate for universal SCID screening in Indiana. You can learn more about IDF’s efforts in Indiana here.   

Indiana is currently working to fulfill all requirements of HB 1017, the legislation which made statewide SCID screening possible, and an official announcement will be released upon completion of those requirements in January of 2019.

Indiana, as the 49th state to begin SCID screening, raises the total number of births screened in the U.S. to 98%. IDF is working closely with the remaining state, Louisiana, to implement statewide screening, achieving universal newborn screening for SCID across the country.

Click here to learn more about the IDF SCID Newborn Screening Campaign.


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