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Newborn Screening

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Did you know that a simple heel prick through a newborn screening test could have saved my grandson, Hunter’s life? Well, it’s true.

For diseases like Krabbe, early detection through newborn screening is crucial for affected children to receive potentially lifesaving treatment, which is only effective if administered before a child is symptomatic. 
Help ensure that the children in your state are screened at birth for Krabbe and similar diseases by Taking Action!  Thank you!

With Hope,
Jacque Waggoner signature
CEO & Hunter's Grandmother

A simple heel prick
could have saved
his life...

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What is Newborn Screening?
Basic facts and information about Newborn Screening.

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Krabbe Newborn Screening
Information for parents whose child received a positive screen for Krabbe.

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Take Action
Advocate for Krabbe Newborn Screening in your state.

Jim Speaking at Genetic Diseases in Children Conference

State and Federal Information
Learn more about Hunter's Hope involvement in Newborn Screening across the U.S.

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Families Taking Action
See how families are taking action for Krabbe Newborn Screening in states across the country.

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Why Newborn Screening
Watch videos to learn more about the importance of Newborn Screening.

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Supplemental NBS
Ensure your newborn is screened for Krabbe and other disorders through Supplemental Newborn Screening.