For twenty-five years, Sandra poured her heart into processing surgical instruments in a reputable hospital. Last year, Sandra retired to a life of hard times because neither her social security nor pension is enough to pay her basic bills. Each year, many sterile processing professionals retire and like Sandra, they fall through the cracks. The question is, why are sterile processing professionals ending their careers in misery? Could you be the next victim? The Consortium of Sterile Sciences is here to give voice to sterile processing professionals. You embraced best practices and hard work to insure the safety of countless patients, so shouldn't you be honored with a decent retirement? Don't cower and fade away like the wind, your future and the future of those after you depend on you. Join the fight to advance sterile processing and help secure a future for yourself and those who come after us in sterile processing.