Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed into law life-saving legislation, House Bill 1281, which will ensure that newborns receive a simple, quick, and non-invasive screening to detect critical ongenital heart defects before leaving the hospital.
Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect in the U.S. and the leading cause of infant death from birth defects. Early detection is key, and through pulse oximetry screening we can catch life threatening heart conditions in babies before they go home from the hospital.
Thanks to your advocacy efforts and by lending your voice, we now have expanded lifesaving screenings for our tiniest hearts! We could not have done this without you and appreciate your continued support.