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dc.contributor.editorSantora, Emilyen_US
dc.creatorBains, Ajeeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-17T18:57:16Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-05-17T18:57:16Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-05-17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13265en_US
dc.description.abstractThe March of Dimes Foundation, or the March of Dimes, is a non-profit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, focused on the health of pregnant women and infants in the US. Former United States president Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded the March of Dimes, then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, in 1938 to address polio. Polio is a viral illness that infects the spinal cord and may lead to paralysis. Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921, which left him permanently paralyzed from the waist down. During the 1960s, after scientists introduced polio vaccines, March of Dimes shifted its focus to prevent preterm birth and birth defects. As a non-profit organization, March of Dimes provides community service, funds for research, and efforts to educate the public about preterm birth and birth defects. While March of Dimes’ original goal was to help reduce the spread of polio in the US, it was also one of the first organizations to lead a campaign to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoliomyelitisen_US
dc.subject.lcshInfantile paralysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolioen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth defectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCongenital anomaliesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPremature Birthen_US
dc.subject.meshCongenital Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.subject.meshCongenital Defectsen_US
dc.subject.meshBirth Weighten_US
dc.subject.meshPhenylketonuriasen_US
dc.titleThe March of Dimes Foundationen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.tagMarch of Dimesen_US
dc.subject.tagPaul Starren_US
dc.subject.tagBasil O’Connoren_US
dc.subject.tagJonas Salken_US
dc.subject.tagAlbert Bruce Sabinen_US
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