Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) accounts for 27% of infant deaths that are caused by birth defects - the most common birth defect in the U.S. Early detection is key, which is why we need your help ensuring a simple, life-saving test for all newborns is required in Vermont.
Pulse oximetry screening is a low-cost, highly-effective, and painless bedside test that can be completed in as little as 45 seconds at less than $4 per baby. The Vermont Department of Health has proposed infant screening regulations that recommend health care providers screen for congenital heart defects, but don't go far enough. Please urge the Department of Health to join the 43 other states that currently REQUIRE this screening to ensure that no parents leave a hospital without knowing the heart health of their little one.
Take action now as the public comment period will soon come to a close. Click the following link to send a letter to the Health Department today.
If we can save a child’s life, shouldn’t we?