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 death in U.S. hospitals – sepsis.

Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 350,000 adult lives in the U.S. every year.

Learn more about how you can help spread awareness this September, below.

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit

Click below to download the Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit! This toolkit has useful information and tools to help you spread awareness this September.

2022 Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit

Sepsis Awareness Month Proclamations

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance declared September to be Sepsis Awareness Month, an annual opportunity for 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.

Each year since, we’ve encouraged members of our community to get involved by asking their governors to declare Sepsis Awareness Month at the state level. It is thanks to the hard work of sepsis advocates all across the country, often led by dedicated healthcare professionals, that more than half of states have now recognized the observance over the years. 

In 2022, we want all 50 states to pitch in to raise sepsis awareness. Will you help get Sepsis Awareness Month proclaimed in your state? Click here to contact your governor!

Sepsis Awareness Superhero Challenge

This September, join advocates around the globe for the 6th 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.

Registration will open in mid-August. Check back for the registration link.

Make #SAM2022 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 #SAM2022.

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. Feel free to use these messages or write your own. Make sure to share with people WHY sepsis awareness is important to you.

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 www.SepsisAwarenessMonth.org. #SAM2022

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 www.SepsisAwarenessMonth.org. #SAM2022

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 www.SepsisAwarenessMonth.org. #SAM2022

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 www.SepsisAwarenessMonth.org. #SAM2022

Thank you

Sepsis Alliance would like to thank sponsor Recce Pharmaceuticals for their support this Sepsis Awareness Month.