Derek, cured thanks to the Newborn Screening

April 2019

We are very excited to share this news with you: Derek, the first child with a severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) detected thanks to the newborn screening (NBS), has been successfully transplanted at the Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus and is already cured!

Catalonia was the first European healthcare system to implement the newborn screening for the SCID in the heel test performed on all newborn babies since January 2017.