European Alliance for
Newborn Screening in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Opening a new horizon
for children born with spinal muscular atrophy
SMA: Screen at birth, save lives
Identifying children living with SMA through newborn screening allows for treatment to be started on time, preventing motor neuron death and a life with severe disability or even death.
The European Alliance for Newborn Screening in Spinal Muscular Atrophy demands that by 2025, newborn screening programmes in all European countries include a test for spinal muscular atrophy for all newborn children.