Family photos with babies whose lives have been saved or improved by newborn screening.

by Sapna Kundra, MPH, writer

The final and unquestionably the most impactful session of the APHL 2020 Newborn Screening Virtual Symposium featured four families sharing their respective newborn screening experiences. The laboratory, follow-up, ethics, clinical and advocacy perspectives that we heard over the course of the four week virtual symposium achieved an apt denouement with the Parent/Patient panel. Emotional and compelling, the heartfelt personal anecdotes offered a look into the extraordinary impact that newborn screening has on the lives of families.

Easton Birkenholz
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