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Sepsis Awareness Month

This September, will you join us?

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September since, we’ve invited individuals,  healthcare professionals in every area of medicine, and organizations big and small to help save lives by raising awareness of the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals – SEPSIS.

Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year.

This Sepsis Awareness Month, we invite you to take the TIME to help save lives. Learn how below:

Sepsis Awareness Superhero Challenge

This September, join advocates around the globe for the 4th annual Sepsis Awareness Superhero Challenge. Go the extra mile, virtually, to raise sepsis awareness and honor those affected. Whether you complete your mile running, walking, biking, swimming, or with another activity, you will be one of the Sepsis Awareness Superheroes the world needs.

Become a Sepsis Superhero

50 for Sepsis Awareness

This September, you can help get Sepsis Awareness Month proclaimed in all 50 states by contacting your governor. To make your voice heard, click below.

Make Your Voice Heard

Healthcare Provider & Community Leader Toolkit

Click below to download the Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit with all the tools healthcare providers and community leaders need to raise sepsis awareness in their community!

Get Your Toolkit

Make #SAM2020 Go Viral

Help spread Sepsis Awareness Month across social media by sharing the below images and text on your social media! Remember to tag @SepsisAlliance and use the hashtags #SepsisAwarenessMonth and #SAM2020.

Click the below social media compatible images to download and share them. Next to each image is a message to go with the image on social media.

September is #SepsisAwarenessMonth. Sadly, in the 20 seconds it takes you to read this post, another person in the United States will be diagnosed with sepsis. For those 1.7 million people each year, rapid recognition and treatment are crucial to their survival. @SepsisAlliance is asking everyone to take the TIME to save a life. Learn more at #SAM2020

Older adults, especially those who are over 65 years old, are particularly susceptible to sepsis. This #SepsisAwarenessMonth, help @SepsisAlliance save lives and raise awareness of the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Take the TIME to learn the signs. You could save a life. Learn more at #SAM2020

Sepsis doesn’t only affect adults – it can have devastating consequences for children too. Each year, approximately 75,000 children develop sepsis in the United States alone. That’s more than 200 children per day. This #SepsisAwarenessMonth, will you take the TIME to learn the signs of sepsis? You could save a child. Learn more at #SAM2020

Sepsis is a medical emergency and its symptoms must be treated rapidly to reduce the risk of death. In honor of #SepsisAwarenessMonth, @SepsisAlliance is encouraging everyone to learn the signs of sepsis. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with early detection and treatment. Take the time to learn the signs. You could save a life. Learn more at #SAM2020