On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.
AFRT, the French Association for Research on Trisomy 21, was created in 1990 for supporting research and informing on medical and scientific advances in the field of Down syndrome (trisomy 21).
It was thus on March 21, 2006, that the first two manifestations took place in the world.
Since then, AFRT organises each year at this date a meeting.
For Example: You had to cancel your date because you were not feeling well.The combined test involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the baby's neck (nuchal translucency) with an ultrasound scan.Pregnant women are offered a screening test for Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome from 10-14 weeks of pregnancy.The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer.