What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.

What to Do

Every minute counts. Administration of antibiotics and fluids saves lives.

Our Mission

Save lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.

Upcoming Events

  • Sepsis Challenge: Stomp Out Sepsis Lansing

    Sep 4, 2016

    The Michigan Sepsis Challenge series, a joint effort by The MHA Keystone Center and Sepsis Alliance, is the first statewide initiative to raise sepsis awareness and to raise funds to support Sepsis Alliance’s awareness programs. Stomp Out Sepsis events are being hosted throughout Michigan as part of this initiative, and are hosted by volunteer nurses and medical professionals from local hospitals.

  • Shake Off Sepsis

    Sep 10, 2016
  • Sepsis Challenge: Stomp Out Sepsis Rochester

    Sep 11, 2016

    The Michigan Sepsis Challenge series, a joint effort by The MHA Keystone Center and Sepsis Alliance, is the first statewide initiative to raise sepsis awareness and to raise funds to support Sepsis Alliance’s awareness programs. Stomp Out Sepsis events are being hosted throughout Michigan as part of this initiative, and are hosted by volunteer nurses and medical professionals from local hospitals. Stomp Out Sepsis Rochester is held in memory of Renato Brancaleoni, who passed away from sepsis in 2015.

  • World Sepsis Day

    Sep 13, 2016

    World Sepsis Day gives the global sepsis community the identity it requires to create and maintain effective collaborations which will help not only to fuel the desire, but also to provide the means and infrastructure to make a difference with sepsis.

  • Rochester NY Sepsis Challenge 5K & 1K

    Sep 13, 2016

    Sepsis Alliance is partnering with the Cathy Lomnick Sepsis Foundation to host the event and bring greater sepsis awareness to the Rochester, New York and surrounding areas. The Sepsis Challenge is held “for the love” of Cathy Lomnick, who passed away in 2008, in memory of all those who lost their lives to sepsis, and in honor of all sepsis survivors.

  • Sepsis Heroes

    Sep 15, 2016
  • Sepsis Challenge: Stomp Out Sepsis Northern Lower Michigan

    Sep 24, 2016

Join Us for the 5th Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala