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Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program
c/o CJ Foundation for SIDS
The Don Imus WFAN Pediatric Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601
The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood Program (SUDC) is a program of the CJ Foundation for SIDS, a voluntary organization. It is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. It serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of twelve months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted. This must include: examination of the death scene, performance of a complete autopsy, and a review of the child and family’s medical history. SUDC is a diagnosis of exclusion - given when all known and possible causes of death have been ruled out.
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