Consanguinity refers to any couple related by blood to each other. It is also known as close relative marriage.

Child Death Overview Panels, may, from time to time, need to review the deaths of children from consanguineous families and to ensure consistency in how consanguinity is considered and recorded in the process, NCMD has convened a Task & Finish group composed of experts in a range of fields around the country and worked with them to provide comprehensive guidance for child death review professionals to use when reviewing such deaths.

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