|Action||Amend regulations based on recommendations of VA Genetics Advisory Committee|
|Comment Period||Ended on 3/13/2013|
Please mandate SCID testing for newborns. This test can make the difference between life and death. Infants identified and treated within 4 months, are much less likely to succumb to the disease than those diagnosed later. Most people are familar with David Vetter- "The Bubble Boy", and his struggle to live. The treatment has come a long way since David passed away. Every child deserves a chance to live a healthy and happy life. Even if this test saves only 1 child a year, it is woth while, because to that family that 1 child is their world.