Kiwi newborns screened for SCID
IDFNZ are thrilled to announce that new born testing for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency will commence in New Zealand in 2017. This is ground breaking news which will definitely save young kiwi lives.
Our congratulations to Dr Jan Sinclair and Dr Shannon Brothers who championed this initiative supported by all of our New Zealand paediatric Immunologists, PID patients and IDFNZ patient group. Thank you all for the work which has taken place behind the scenes over the last few years; this is a wonderful result for New Zealand.
See the video : https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwi-newborns-offered-screening-potentially-fatal-genetic-defect?ref=emailfriend
Learn more about SCID and IDFNZ families living with SCID: http://idfnz.org.nz/resources/scid-newborn-screening/