September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, designated by Congress to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease.

SCDAA’s theme for this year is Sickle Cell Matters. You can share our Awareness Month Flyer and Myths & Facts Sheet as part of your awareness efforts or join SCDAA at one of the many great events to support sickle cell awareness!

We encourage everyone to be a part of this national effort to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait during the month of September. Individuals and organizations can join our efforts to bring attention to sickle cell disease by engaging elected officials for proclamations, hosting awareness events, distributing educational information to dispel the myths about sickle cell disease, and lighting public spaces, buildings and landmarks red!

Join SCDAA at an Event 

SCDAA encourages you to join us at these great events and activities during Sickle Cell Awareness month:

September 4: Sickle Cell Disease Coalition meeting
September 4: Sickle Cell Science Path to Progress Webinar Series
September 10:  GBT and SCDAA Therapeutics Conference
September 11: 2019 SCD Access to Care Summit
September 12: Patient Advocates Discussion on Oxygen
September 13: Sickle Cell Disease Coalition meeting, Washington
September 18 & 19: PCORI Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
September 20: 2019 Annual Sickle Cell Symposium, “From the Bedside and Beyond: A Multidisciplinary to Providing Care,” Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center, NJ
September 24: Rockin the Red for Sickle Cell
September 25: SCDC Global Issues Working Group

October 9-12: SCDAA Annual Convention, Baltimore

Donate Blood

Be a sickle cell fighter by making an appointment to give blood by downloading the American
Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-
733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Spread the Word on Social Media

We invite organizations to collaborate with us, including advocacy organizations, corporate and federal partners, to use the hashtags:


Please tag SCDAA in your social media posts so we can share your events and happenings during the month of September!

Share Our Flyer and Myths and Facts Sheet

Register for the Convention

SCDAA’s Annual National Convention is a four-day conference designed to address the multi-factorial aspects of sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell trait (SCT). Join us!