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November is Premature Baby Awareness Month

Posted Nov 11 2009 10:00pm

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Photo from www.marchofdimes.com
 

Over 13 MILLION babies are born prematurely in the world every year with the highest preterm births in Africa and Asia.  600,000 of those babies are born the United States.  Rates of premature birth have risen 36% in the U.S. over the last 25 years. 28% of the 4 million neonatal deaths each year are contributed directly to prematurity of birth.

For Preemie Awareness,  Mastercard is matching donations to the March of Dimes dollar for dollarduring   the months of November and December to support research for and medical care of premature infants. Please give on behalf of our babies if you can between now and December 31st, 09.

Hat Project Update:   Am in the process of knitting for Thanksgiving.  We will have baby heads warmed by Pilgrim, Indian, and Turkey hats. Will post photos next week.

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