Delays in Blood Testing Put Children at Risk

BabyJeremy Chapman for the Montana Center for Investigative Reporting:  Some healthcare facilities in Montana aren’t getting blood samples for newborns to the labs on time, putting children at risk because of delays in administering life-saving treatment. The center pushed reluctant officials at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to release newborn screening records.

[Reporting sponsored by The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.]

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