Yesterday, June 28th, was International PKU Day! We hope you spent some time celebrating all the great aspects of PKU that make you, YOU!
Did you know? :
- Robert Guthrie, the inventor of the newborn screening test, was born June 28th, 1916
- Horst Bickel, the first to develop a low protein diet, was born June 28th, 1918
- Worldwide, approximately 35 babies are born every day with PKU. Of these babies only 35% are fortunate enough to live in a country where both newborn screening and access to lifelong treatment gives them a chance of a normal life.
- Currently there is no cure for PKU
We hope that you all had a wonderful day celebrating everything that is special about having PKU!