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AACC Urges Action

Published May 21, 2013 11:47 AM by Kerri Penno

The AACC is urging laboratory professionals to contact their members of Congress and request that they support H.R.1248, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which would preserve recent advances in state newborn screening programs. Earlier legislation contributed to a dramatic expansion in newborn screening for treatable core conditions, according to an AACC release. In 2007, only 10 states and the District of Columbia screened for 29 of the 31 treatable conditions. That number has increased to 44 states, in addition to the District. H.R.1248 will help maintain these gains and more, the release noted.

AACC urges you to take one minute out of your day to send a pre-written e-mail letter to your Member of the House of Representatives urging them to co-sponsor this vital legislation. Afterwards, AACC will send you an e-mail confirming your letter.

If you have any questions, please contact Vince Stine, PhD, AACC's Director of Government Affairs, at 202-835-8721.

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