Facts About SUDC

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Facts about Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood

  • Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child 12 months and older 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 catergory of death that currently eludes our scientific understanding today.
  • We do not know of any way to reduce the risk of SUDC.
  • It is unpredictable and unpreventable at this time.
  • See additional facts about sudden unexplained death in childhood via our Statistics and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
  • See the National Organization for Rare Disorders' report on SUDC. 

 

Facts about The SUDC Foundation

The SUDC Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3), that provides no cost services to families and professionals affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a child 12 months and older.

It is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. And it serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities worldwide.

For additional information vist our Mission and History web page.