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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Stanford University Prematurity Research Center
Stanford University Prematurity Research Center

Medicine safety and pregnancy

Prescription medicine before and during pregnancy
Prescription medicine before and during pregnancy

Meet our National Ambassador for 2016

2016 National Ambassador Ismael Torres-Castrodad
2016 National Ambassador Ismael Torres-Castrodad

What is team science?

A unique Transdisciplinary Approach
A unique Transdisciplinary Approach

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity
World Prematurity
  • About 380,000 babies are born too soon every year.

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    finding ANSWERS.

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premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREMATURE BIRTH?

15 million babies are born prematurely each year around the world. 1 million will die

Average medical cost for a healthy baby: $4,389 for a premature baby: $54,194

We are funding the work of hundreds of the brightest scientists to find the causes and help end premature birth

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