March of Dimes

PaperChain's Charity

PaperChain continues to support the March of Dimes.

Members of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) recently received insertion orders to support the March for Babies campaign. If you did not receive this insertion order, please contact the CPF office at 877-373-3142.

As a result of years of intensive bipartisan volunteer advocacy efforts led by March of Dimes chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes Foundation recently announced that all 50 states and the District of Columbia now require that every baby be screened for 21 or more of the 29 serious and sometimes life-threatening genetic or functional medical disorders as recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and endorsed by March of Dimes.

If diagnosed and treated promptly, these disorders can be successfully managed or treated to prevent death, disability, or other severe consequences such as mental retardation. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia require screening for all 29 disorders, with more states expected to join them this year. In fact, 46 states and the District of Columbia screen for 26 or more of these conditions.

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