Newborn Screening Materials and Resources:
Newborn Screening Videos

Newborn Bloodspots Save Lives...One Spot at a Time

When a bloodspot sample is taken from an infant for newborn screening, a few drops of blood from the heel are collected into circles on a special filter paper. These samples are dried and then sent to the laboratory for screening. The blood-filled circles are known as newborn bloodspots, and they are essential not only for the life- saving screening, but also to assure the quality of the current screening and for development of new screening tests. The video provides a clear discussion of these and other critical issues about newborn screening.

Newborn Bloodspots Save Lives...One Spot at a Time (video: 17 minutes)


One Foot at a Time

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation developed this educational film, in English and Spanish, to share experiences of parents and expert opinions regarding the newborn screening process. It contains information that could save a baby's life.

Newborn Screening Saves Babies.....One Foot at A Time (ENGLISH) from Save Babies on Vimeo


Newborn Screening – An Introduction

This introduction to newborn screening is from Medline Plus, a service of the US National Library of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health.

MedlinePlus Newborn Screening Introduction


Michigan Newborn Screening Program & The Michigan BioTrust for Health

A video from the Michigan Newborn Screening Program that explains Newborn Screening.

Michigan Newborn Screening Program & The Michigan BioTrust for Health video


March of Dimes: A Parent's Guide to Newborn Screening

In a gentle, warm and supportive context, A Parent's Guide to Newborn Screening explains what newborn screening is, its purpose, the test procedure, and what parents need to do if retesting is necessary. For more information contact the March of Dimes or visit March of Dimes.

March of Dimes: A Parent's Guide to Newborn Screening


Fighting to Survive

Pennsylvania twins with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency celebrate 100-day milestone since life-saving transplant.

Fighting to Survive


Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in the Apparently Healthy Newborn - Texas Pulse Oximetry Project

This video shares the story of one family's devastating journey with their daughter who was diagnosed with Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) and highlights the importance of using pulse oximetry to screen for CCHD.

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) on youtube [non MDH link to video]


Newborn Heart Screening

This video explains the importance of universal pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). The video was made in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and the Newborn Foundation.

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) on youtube [non-MDH link to video]


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