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Newborn Pulse Ox Bill Passes!

 

Thanks in large part to volunteer outreach to lawmakers and a fantastic group of "Heart Moms," a bill that will save the lives of many of West Virginia's smallest citizens passed the legislature and was signed by Governor Tomblin this past session!

Some newborns with heart defects can initially appear healthy and are sent home with their families only to find out--sometimes too late--that there's a problem. Pulse oximetry is a simple, inexpensive, painless bedside test to determine pulse rate and the amount of oxygen in a baby’s blood, which can help detect a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) before a baby is released from the hospital.

Thank you for your efforts to see this important bill through! Together we are making a difference in the heart-health of West Virginia!

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