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Our Center is dedicated to helping people live to the fullest. Much of our work focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.

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2014 Annual Report

Learn about NCBDDD’s accomplishments.

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Flickr: NCBDDD Touching Lives

Personal stories from people who are touched in some way by birth defects, blood disorders, and disabilities.

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Video: The NCBDDD Story

NCBDDD promotes health and enhances the potential for full, productive living throughout the lifespan.      

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National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) Four Thematic Areas

Watch this video to learn how CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is making a difference in the health of people every day.