Patients & Family
Here you can find resources to help you or a loved one understand sepsis.
We are constantly adding new information, so please come back again to see what new features are available.
Read stories from sepsis survivors and from people who have lost someone they love to sepsis. More than 1,000 stories cover the many types of infections that can cause sepsis, and the outcomes.
On May 16 2012 I woke up with a horrible pain in my stomach. I put my daughter on the bus and walked into my house. The pain was unbearable and my son called 911. My husband met me at the ER. My bloodwork was off and there was an unclear area on my CT scan but the doctor said I was fine. He sent me home and said I had colic. I felt horrible the next couple of days. My husband came home and checked on me during his lunch break only to find I gone to the bathroom …Learn More
Many of today’s life saving medical and surgical procedures were first discovered or refined by the military.
Sepsis survivors and family members of people who have had sepsis may find themselves experiencing emotional and psychological issues that can make it difficult to move forward.
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.
Erin’s Campaign for Kids aims to combat the high incidence and mortality rates of sepsis among children. The campaign creates awards and training programs for nurses and other health professionals to help identify and treat a disease that, by conservative estimates, causes over 18 child deaths per day or 6,800 child deaths in the United States every year, more than pediatric cancers.