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.

Chris Kuchnicki


In late February of 2014, I was hospitalized near my home in Chicago with a severe episode of asthma. While in the hospital for a week, I sustained an open wound to my ankle from an allergic reaction to codeine they gave me for the pain from having to push so much fluid from my lungs. They discharged me with oral steroids after being on IV steroids and fluid for a week. I went home on pain medicine, and fell and hurt my back. I didn’t think anything of it for days until about 3 or 4 days later when …

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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

Webinar – Miracle Sepsis Survivor: A Patient’s Journey

November 19, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, November 19 Time: 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST Description: There are an estimated 1.4 million patients who survive severe sepsis each year. Hear firsthand from Darrell Raikes, …

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Sepsis News

Vaccines Are Everyone’s Business: 2019 International Infection Prevention Week

October 15, 2019

The first vaccine developed to help prevent disease was for smallpox, a disease that had been around for thousands of years. In 1796, Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, …

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The Sepsis Institute Launches

October 14, 2019

Sepsis Alliance Launches The Sepsis Institute to Prepare Healthcare Providers for Excellence in Sepsis Care   The Sepsis Institute premieres the Sepsis and Home Healthcare training module. Using a micro-learning …

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First Randomized, Blinded Study Published on Vitamin C as Treatment for Severe Sepsis

October 2, 2019

For several years researchers have been looking at many ways to treat sepsis, but a cure has been elusive so far. Since the actual cause of sepsis isn’t yet completely …

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