Baby Saved After Lab Tech Braves Boston Snow

Doctors were able to diagnose an infant with a rare genetic disorder thanks to Melody Rush, a lab tech who volunteered to handle deliver lab results after a Boston blizzard.
1:24 | 03/20/15

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Eight week old Julianna Salvi is the picture of health today that she was born with a rare genetic disorder that almost killed her electing ceemea a severe allergy to milk. Unknowingly we were feeding her milk because she's a baby and and it was point basically poisoning her. Just hours after mom and dad brought her home Juliana became very sick but her parents would have never know what was wrong if it hadn't been for her newborn screening. Small group of lab workers who realized how critical that screening can be. You see Juliana was born during the January blizzard and we knew PS postpone deliveries for safety reasons. Lab workers like Melanie rush. They did drive themselves to 25 local hospitals to pick up an analyzes newborn blood tests. We all work together. Two pick up to specimens it was a nice feeling as a nice feeling that made difference in the K we were only home for a couple hours before we got the call from the lab. Telling us that we needed to get children's right now it's saved Julianne his life just like the program is meant to the glut of new blood screening is to identify babies. Who would otherwise go one. I'm depicted. And the treatment facility this and began before they had any analysts have been damaged or we just so thankful for our number one newborn screening. And we're so thankful to that staff took it upon themselves because they know the urgency of getting back it was labs.

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