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About the HAPPI Kids Study

Who can take part?

Neonatal and paediatric trained pathology collectors will be collecting the blood samples after obtaining informed consent from the family.

  • We are looking for healthy children aged 28 days to 18 years old, attending hospital for minor elective surgery requiring a general anaesthetic
  • We are also looking for healthy term babies with a gestational age of 36-42 weeks. 
  • We are also looking for generally healthy premature babies with a gestational age greater than 28 weeks

Where is the HAPPI Kids Study taking place?

The HAPPI Kids study will be recruiting patients across five sites:

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • The Royal Women's Hospital
  • Northern Health together with Healthscope Pathology
  • Sunshine Hospital, Western Health together with Dorevitch Pathology 
  • Cabrini Hospital together with Melbourne Pathology

HAPPI Partners