Sickle cell anemia, also called sickle cell disorder (SCD), is the most common type of inherited blood disorder. More than 100,000 people live with SCD in the U.S., and 40% of them are children. About 2,000 U.S. newborns are diagnosed with SCD every year.
What Is SCD?
Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body to the organs and tissues that need it.