The mission of Save Babies Through Screening is to improve the lives of babies by working to prevent disabilities and early death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening. Without proper screening affected children will likely suffer mental retardation, physical disability or even death. Most affected children can lead normal, healthy lives when diagnosed and started on treatment early.
Babies Through Screening supports, assists and advocates for disorders
that are detectable through filter paper newborn screening, are unlikely
to be clinically diagnosed without screening and cause mental retardation,
physical disability and/or death in early childhood when left untreated.
Babies Through Screening