EBC (Every Beat Counts)
  • Petitioned Utah State Legislature

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Utah State Legislature

EBC (Every Beat Counts)

    1. Nicole Wardell
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Wardell

      Ogden, UT

1 in 100 live births are affected by congenital heart defects (CHD). CHD's are the number one birth defect and account for more deaths than all forms of childhood cancers combined. CHD's are treatable, but only if detected early. Every year many infants die from undetected heart defects. Pulse ox testing is a cost-effective (cheaper than a diaper change), non-invasive test that can detect heart defects. Hospitals already have the required machines and only need invest in the small probes on the end of the finger. Nurses can perform the test in seconds. Early detection can save thousands in increased public health costs. In 2010, The American Heart Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the March of Dimes all recommended pulse ox testing as a regular part of newborn health screenings. This test could save the lives of thousands of babies nationwide. Let's start screening for this deadly and silent condition in Utah now. Please sign this petition if you support a bill in favor of pulse ox testing in all newborns born in Utah.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      Nicole Wardell
      Petition Organizer

      An update that will keep us excited and moving towards 5,000 signatures!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kristen Dart PRICE, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      My son was born with a CHD and I feel very strongly about this. His was found early and after open heart surgery he is still with us today and active and happy.

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    • Cathy Beck LUSBY, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      In honor of my 2 grandchildren who have CHD and all of the tiny babies that can survive because of a pulse ox screening.

      THIS can save a life.

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    • Katelin Roper ST. GEORGE, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this should be a mandatory test.

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    • Connie Haynie PLEASANT GROVE, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Why not do an early detection to save a life!!

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    • Jo Ann Vernon TOOELE, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Whatever can be done to save life and promote quality of life is essential in my opinion!

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