Call to Action TODAY: Stock Epinephrine in ALL NJ Schools

New Jerseyans, your immediate action is needed to ensure much needed legislation is passed.

New Jersey Assembly Bill A304, which mandates schools stock epinephrine for use in emergencies, is scheduled for a full Assembly vote TOMORROW, Thursday, May 22.

Please read the following bulletin from Lynda Mitchell of Kids with Food Allergies (KFA). Be sure to click the link to send your letter of support for stock epinephrine in all NJ schools, and please share this with your friends and family and ask them to participate as well.

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Let’s Get Epinephrine Stocked in ALL New Jersey Schools!

BACKGROUND

Assembly Bill 304 will require schools in New Jersey to maintain a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies. If a student experiences a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), schools would be prepared to treat the reaction with life-saving medication. Because the prevalence of allergies and anaphylaxis among children is increasing, it is crucial that schools are well-prepared to administer the proper treatment necessary to save a student’s life.

We need to get as many of us as possible to urge legislators to support this bill TODAY.

ACTION NEEDED – YOU CAN HELP SAVE LIVES!

Tell our New Jersey legislators that A304 is an important bill because it will save lives, and for that reason it must move forward! Please click here to send a letter in support of making schools in New Jersey a safer place for children with food allergies. It’s easy to do using the advocacy tool from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

With your help, we will protect the health of children and save lives in New Jersey schools.

Thank you so much!

Sincerely,

Lynda Mitchell
Vice President
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Kids With Food Allergies Division

Copyright © 2014 Kids With Food Allergies, A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, All rights reserved.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. An emergency epi-pen could save lives. Some kids don’t even know try have a life threatening allergy and immediate action is required. Waiting for an ambulance could be too late.

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