15 Years With Sepsis Alliance – Part Four

January 24, 2022

In 2022, Sepsis Alliance is celebrating 15 years of advocacy, education, and support for sepsis survivors, caregivers, medical providers, and those who have lost their lives to sepsis. 

What started out of tragedy has become the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., dedicated to saving lives and reducing suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care.  

Sepsis Alliance was founded in 2007 by Carl Flatley, DDS, MSD, whose daughter Erin died unnecessarily of sepsis when she was 23 years old. Dr. Flatley, now a retired endodontist, had never heard of sepsis before Erin’s diagnosis. When he tried to learn more about sepsis, he found nothing. Spurred into action, Dr. Flatley founded Sepsis Alliance to educate others about the condition that took his daughter’s life, and that now takes the lives of over 270,000 others in the U.S. every year.

You, our supporters, have made a huge impact on our work, and in your communities as sepsis advocates. In the 15 years since its inception, Sepsis Alliance has worked diligently to provide education, resources, and support to save lives and limbs, and your support has been imperative to our work. To reflect upon and honor these years of service, we have compiled 15 of our top achievements since 2007.  

This is the final piece in a series. Click to read part one, part two, and part three



13. Partnerships Fostered

Sepsis Alliance has worked diligently to become an expert source on all facets of sepsis in the United States. Companies, organizations, and health systems have recognized our commitment to improving diagnosis, care, and understanding. Through this commitment, we have established meaningful relationships with other leading healthcare organizations in the United States and around the world, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Global Sepsis Alliance. These relationships benefit sepsis patients and their loved ones by allowing us to learn more, learn faster, and foster better care and support. Learn more about some of our partners here.  




14. The Sepsis Alliance Team

The Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors and Advisory Board consist of healthcare experts, sepsis survivors and caregivers, and other passionate individuals with an interest in sepsis. Together, they steer Sepsis Alliance’s work and maintain Sepsis Alliance’s status as an expert on sepsis diagnosis, treatment, and care. Members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board have been featured in national and international publications, conferences, and visual media, in addition to providing their insights and expertise to Sepsis Alliance programs and initiatives. We are so grateful to this powerful and diverse team for all their support and work.  

Click here to learn more about our Board of Directors. 

Click here to learn more about our Advisory Board.



15. The People We Have Impacted

The most important of our achievements over the last 15 years has been the impact we’ve made on the lives of sepsis patients, survivors, and loved ones. By educating healthcare professionals, providing public awareness resources, and advocating for better sepsis care in halls of power, we have saved lives and limbs and given people a space to talk about sepsis and their experiences.  


Sepsis Alliance’s resources have been a critical lifeline for post sepsis life….Sepsis Alliance continues to be the most valuable tool we have in our daily battle with post sepsis life.

Mother of a Sepsis Survivor 


I’m so glad I was able to find Sepsis Alliance online! I became more educated about what sepsis is more than I was when I was inpatient. Now I don’t feel alone knowing there are other survivors like me.

– Sepsis Survivor  


Your site is a God-send. I lost my dad to sepsis in 2011. But I now have two close family friends who are sepsis survivors. I have printed out your pages on what happens once they get home, as help for them and their caregivers.”

– Family Member 


It is almost two years since my husband, Bob, died from sepsis and it seems like yesterday. I recall that first lonely night in ICU and I was desperate for information and that is when I found your site and it became my lifeline.

Family Member  


These are just a few of the reasons that Sepsis Alliance will continue working towards a more sepsis-safe world. We will continue to educate healthcare providers, support advocacy efforts for better sepsis care, and provide resources and support for those affected by sepsis as survivors, patients, and those who have lost a loved one.  



Thank YOU for supporting Sepsis Alliance and helping us grow these past 15 years. We look forward to having an even larger impact in the next 15 years, so more survive.