Everything you need to know about sepsis in two pages. This fact sheet include the definition and symptoms of sepsis, statistics on sepsis and children, and how it compares to other well-known conditions, including global and economic impacts.
Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis. Learn the tragic story that inspired Dr. Carl Flatley to found Sepsis Alliance.
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Created to combat the high incidence and mortality rates of sepsis among children, Erin’s Campaign for Kids honors Erin Kay Flatley who died tragically of sepsis in 2002. The campaign includes resources and awards specific to pediatric sepsis.
In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professional and community members together in the fight against sepsis.
This annual event is the centerpiece of Sepsis Awareness Month, honoring the people and organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Last year marked the 5th presentation of our Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala and raised over $200,000.
In 2018, sepsis awareness increased to 65% among U.S. adults, but only 12% could identify the four most common symptoms of sepsis. To read the full survey finding, click here
Past survey findings:
In 2010, Sepsis Alliance and Harris Interactive conducted a poll to get a better understanding of how many people in the United States could define the word “sepsis.” Results showed that the majority of Americans had never heard the word and of those who had heard it, many did not know what it meant. Repeat polls have been done each year, showing the, albeit slow, progress that is being made: