Consent for newborn screening and storage of blood samples

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Newborn bloodspot screening is a routine procedure that is undertaken in most developed countries in order to identify nine different conditions, including sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis. It is a procedure that requires parental consent, although studies have shown that parents may be unaware that they are also consenting to the storage of bloodspot samples. As part of a wider study aiming to identify the best means of communicating with parents, this article will examine how midwives can ensure that parents are informed and consent is valid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-732
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Early online date2 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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