While the statistics are sobering, the optimism is soaring. Every year worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely. In the US, 1 in 10 come too soon. More than a million lose the tough battle to survive and many of those who do make it end up with lifelong health challenges.
On November 17 World Prematurity Day, Paidion chooses to honor families everywhere by not changing a single thing: we are, and always will be, absolutely, fiercely dedicated to the health and well-being of children, making it possible for better science, more medical advances and, ultimately, longer, happier lives. To learn more about World Prematurity Day, visit: http://www.marchofdimes.org/mission/world-prematurity-day.aspx.