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.

This September, remember: Infection Prevention is Sepsis Prevention!™ We will be sharing more about how the best way to prevent sepsis is by preventing infection, all month long.

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

Sepsis Alliance would like to thank our sponsors for their support this Sepsis Awareness Month.

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit

This toolkit has useful information and tools to help you spread awareness this September.

Click here to download the 2024 Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit

Sepsis Awareness Month Proclamations

Each year, we encourage members of our community to get involved by asking their governors to declare Sepsis Awareness Month at the state level. 

In 2023, we had over 30  states issue Sepsis Awareness Month proclamations. Help us reach even more states this year!

Click here to learn how to request a proclamation in your state.

Click here to find specific instructions for your state.

Buy Sepsis Awareness Month Items

Looking for Sepsis Awareness Month swag? Visit the Sepsis Alliance shop on Printify to shop totes, stickers, and more for Sepsis Awareness Month.

Click here to shop.

Sepsis Superhero Challenge

This September, join advocates around the globe for the 8th annual Sepsis Superhero Challenge. Go the extra mile, virtually, to raise sepsis awareness and honor those affected. 

Look out for more information about how to register in August.


Share #SAM2024 on Social Media

Help spread Sepsis Awareness Month across social media by sharing our posts throughout the month! Remember to tag @SepsisAlliance and use the hashtags #SepsisAwarenessMonth and #SAM2024.

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