Start of the Newborn Screening for SCID. Catalonia saves lives!

January 2017

On January 1st 2017, the newborn screening for SCID was launched in Catalonia. A day expected and fought for all the patients, relatives and professionals working in the field of PID. From now on, all babies born in Catalonia will be screened for the most severe form of PID, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as "bubble babies". From now on, this disease that affects 1 to 4 children yearly in our country will be detected immediately after birth and places Catalonia as the first European national public health system to incorporate this test.