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Newborn Screening Follow-up Program

The Center works closely with the Newborn Screening Laboratory of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure that the families of infants with Sickle Cell Disease receive appropriate education, counseling, and referral for comprehensive care. Initial educational sessions are generally held in the family's home.

The program also provides follow-up testing and counseling for the 900-1000 infants born each year in Colorado and Wyoming with other hemoglobinopathies or hemoglobin traits.

The Center holds several Sickle Cell Trait Programs through the year where family members of newborns identified with sickle cell disease can receive laboratory blood testing at no-charge to determine if they have any hemoglobin abnormalities.