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 270,000 Americans each year.

Kim Pickinpaugh


I hadn’t been feeling well for a couple months. It was just an uncomfortable feeling, nothing that was stopping me from doing things but had me worn out by the end of the day. One morning, I woke up with a backache. You know, the kind that happen when you sleep wrong and it feels like a pulled muscle? My husband wondered if it was a kidney stone but I said it didn’t feel like it because I had one about 10 years ago and that was excruciating pain. Well, I wrong and he was right. (Sepsis and Kidney Stones) …

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It’s About Time™

It’s About TIME™ is a national initiative to raise awareness of sepsis and the urgent need to seek treatment when symptoms are recognized.

Early detection is the best hope to survive and limit disabilities when sepsis is present.
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Upcoming Events

Sepsis Challenge: Stomp Out Sepsis Rochester – Michigan

September 8, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stomp Out Sepsis is held in memory of Renato Brancaleoni, who passed away from sepsis in 2015. The event is a 5K and 10K Walk/Run to raise sepsis awareness in …

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Sepsis Heroes

September 12, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sepsis Alliance is hosting the 8th Annual Sepsis Heroes, the organization’s annual fundraising gala, on September 12, 2019 at Marquee in New York City. The annual event, timed to coincide with Sepsis Awareness …

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Dallas/Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge – Texas

September 14, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Dallas/Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge is back for the second year at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX. Join fellow sepsis awareness advocates on September 14, 2019 to walk or …

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Sepsis News

Early Home Health Interventions May Reduce Sepsis Readmission Rates

August 6, 2019

  An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States develop sepsis in any given year. Up to one-third of survivors are re-hospitalized within three months of discharge from the …

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High School Students & Sepsis Survivor Raise Sepsis Awareness Together

Sepsis Alliance Announces Kentucky FCCLA and sepsis survivor Darrell Raikes as the 2019 Erin Kay Flatley Spirit Award Winners   The 2019 Erin Kay Flatley Award Winners will be honored …

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bioMérieux, Inc. and Sepsis Alliance Collaborate to Save Lives

August 5, 2019

Sepsis Alliance and bioMérieux, Inc. Collaborate to Increase Healthcare Provider Education on Sepsis – the Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hospitals   bioMérieux is named a presenting sponsor of Sepsis: …

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