The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) will celebrate 41 years of relentless service this year. Today it serves as the nation’s only nonprofit organization working full-time, and on a national level, to resolve issues surrounding sickle cell disease and traits. Since 1971, the organization has been on the forefront of improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions. In addition, SCDAA has been and remains instrumental in promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease.