10 #GivingTuesday reasons for Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing

Donate For Down Syndrome ResourcesFollowing Black Friday and Cyber-Monday, today is #GivingTuesday, where people can focus today on giving to a cause of their choice. I hope today you will choose to support the work of this blog.

Most regular readers know that I serve as the bioethicist for the National Center for Prenatal & Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources. While based at the University of Kentucky, most of the National Center is supported by grants and, specific to my position, donations from good people just like you.

Here are ten possible reasons that you may decide to give today to support the National Center, and, in turn, my position there:

10. You learned that the new prenatal test isn’t based on fetal DNA, but placental DNA (one of the most viewed posts on this site).

9. You support balancing information being provided at national medical conferences throughout the year.

8. You found on-line support through the comments left on the posts here.

7. You’ve thought of how things might have been different if there had been a Dr. Awesome.

6. You learned that 99% accuracy can really mean only a 50/50 chance of having a child with Down syndrome.

5. You found out what the latest professional medical organizations recommend when it comes to prenatal testing.

4. You’re concerned by the generational impact prenatal testing is having on the number of children born with Down syndrome.

3. Juliet and her story has reflected your own or given you a new way to look at a life with Down syndrome.

2. You’ve been challenged by what the world may be missing without Down syndrome.

1. You want women going on-line to find out information about prenatal testing and Down syndrome to receive accurate information.

I should have also mentioned as another reason that your donation is tax deductible.

I hope if these reasons aren’t enough, that you have another reason to support the work done by this blog and that you show that support by making a donation today on #GivingTuesday.

Thank you!

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