March of Dimes

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They help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Their programs help moms-to-be in Tennessee have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. They advocate for programs that help moms in Tennessee get care and services to improve their health and the health of their babies. They research the serious problems that threaten our babies and work on treating and preventing them.

Their websites provide the latest pregnancy health information in English and Spanish. Health experts provide personal answers to moms’ questions. Through Their online community and in hospitals in Tennessee, they offer information and comfort to families with a newborn in intensive care.

Almost every baby receives a polio vaccine developed with funding by the March of Dimes. Children in Tennessee are vaccinated against 14 diseases. Each year about 340 babies in Tennessee receive life-saving surfactant therapy developed with funding by the March of Dimes. Babies in Tennessee receive screening for 30 inherited
disorders. They funded the development of 4 of these tests and advocated for newborn screening for all babies.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  They are in need of volunteers once a month to provide administrative or clerical assistance that may include crafts.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:  NA

Event Volunteers:  Rutherford County March for Babies

How to volunteer:  Contact March of Dimes at 615-399-3200 for on-going volunteer opportunities in Nashville, Rutherford County, and surrounding areas.

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