View Full Version : Over a half a million babies born with CDH

Dawn Torrence Ireland
11-25-2008, 11:58 AM
Example of CDH counter - number is just a example on this graphic!
See this graphic at work at http://www.cdhresearch.org

If you like the CDH stat counter above, you can pick up the blogger / blogspot code at http://www.cdhsupport.org/graphics/cdhstatcounter-blogger.txt

HTML code can be downloaded at http://www.cdhsupport.org/graphics/cdhstatcounter-html.txt

We're still working on coding for Facebook, Myspace, Live pages and Wordpress. If you want to help on that code, please let us know!

In the United States:

There are approximately 6 million pregnancies every year throughout the United States:

* 4,058,000 live births
* 1,995,840 pregnancy losses

1 in 2500 babies is diagnosed with CDH. That means over 1600 babies are born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia EVERY YEAR in the United States Alone.

With a 50% survival rate, 800 of those babies will die.

Today, and every day, at least 4 families will be devastated with the news of CDH.


The World Census Bureau estimates that in 2008 over 350,000 babies are born in the world every day = 147 babies will be born with CDH every day.

According to the IDB (International Database) from the U.S. Census site, 257 people are born every minute globally. That means that somewhere in the world, every 10 minutes a baby is born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Every 10 minutes.

1 CDH baby every 10 minutes.

These numbers add up to over a half million CDH babies since January 1, 2000!

No one knows the cause of CDH.

No one knows how to prevent CDH.

Hardly anyone knows what CDH is unless someone you love has been affected by it.

CHERUBS and the CDH Study Group are the only 2 organizations actively researching Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia on a global platform. CHERUBS is the only organization offering global support to families of children born with CDH, with members in 38 countries.

What can you do to help?

Raise awareness. http://www.cdhsupport.org/awareness, http://www.cafepress.com/cherubs, http://www.zazzle.com/cherubs

Donate to research. http://www.cdhresearch.org

Participate in events. http://www.cdhsupport.org/members/viewforum.php?f=184

Help support CDH families. http://www.cdhsupport.org



11-25-2008, 04:35 PM

11-25-2008, 11:30 PM
I love it, still trying to get it onto Ashers webpage...not working so well :(

Dawn Torrence Ireland
11-26-2008, 09:45 AM
Kim, is Asher's site somewhat like a free blog site? I think that's why you're having trouble. You have to add both parts but I don't know where you'd add the 1st part so you may need to hunt around in the coding for the </header> command.

11-26-2008, 12:57 PM
I am new to Blogging, I would like to add this on to the PA Blog on wordpress, can't find a layout tab. Am I just slow or is wordpress different from blogspot?

Dawn Torrence Ireland
11-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Wordpress is different. I haven't been able to get it to work on NC's wordpress site either. Still working on that coding. When it's ready, I'll post it. I'd love to see this graphic all over the internet - the numbers make it real just how many families are affected by CDH and that more research is desperately needed!

11-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Wonderful Dawn! I will keep an eye out for it ;)

11-26-2008, 11:13 PM
Great article.