Everything you need to know about sepsis in two pages. This fact sheet include the definition and symptoms of sepsis, statistics on sepsis and children, and how it compares to other well-known conditions, including global and economic impacts.
Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from sepsis. Learn the tragic story that inspired Dr. Carl Flatley to found Sepsis Alliance.
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Created to combat the high incidence and mortality rates of sepsis among children, Erin’s Campaign for Kids honors Erin Kay Flatley who died tragically of sepsis in 2002. The campaign includes resources and awards specific to pediatric sepsis.
In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professional and community members together in the fight against sepsis.
This annual event is the centerpiece of Sepsis Awareness Month, honoring the people and organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals.
Sepsis Awareness Survey Findings
The 2019 Sepsis Awareness Survey found that many U.S. adults are more aware of less common and less deadly conditions than they are of sepsis, which takes a life every two minutes. To read the full survey finding, click here.
Past survey findings:
In 2010, Sepsis Alliance and Harris Interactive conducted a poll to get a better understanding of how many people in the United States could define the word “sepsis.” Results showed that the majority of Americans had never heard the word and of those who had heard it, many did not know what it meant. Repeat polls have been done each year, showing the, albeit slow, progress that is being made:
2021: Sepsis Awareness Survey