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Edwards Lifesciences Reaffirms Commitment to Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community

August 11, 2020

Sepsis Alliance announces renewed support from Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community’s Founding Sponsor, Edwards Lifesciences.

Sepsis Alliance is pleased to announce that Edwards Lifesciences has renewed their commitment to educating healthcare providers across the continuum of care through support of the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community (SACC) at the $50,000 level. Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community was launched in May 2018 as the Sepsis Coordinator Network, with support from Edwards Lifesciences as the founding sponsor.

Sepsis, which takes over 270,000 lives each year in the United States, is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations, and death. Early recognition and treatment of sepsis saves lives and SACC connects the clinicians tasked with that responsibility.

In the past 2 years, Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community has brought together over 2,300 clinicians representing over 1,600 hospitals and facilities to share best practice resources and guidance to sepsis coordinators and all health professionals across the country, including open forums, free webinars, and downloadable tools and resources.

“Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community was a big step towards our mission to ‘improve sepsis awareness and care,’ and it would not have been possible without the support of dedicated organizations like Edwards Lifesciences,” said Thomas Heymann, Sepsis Alliance President and Executive Director. “We appreciate Edwards coming on as the founding sponsor when SACC was just a novel idea, and we are pleased and grateful to have earned their renewed support.”

The Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in improving sepsis care, and there is no fee to become a member. Interested parties can register at www.SepsisCoordinatorNetwork.org.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. Sepsis.org, the organization’s website, serves the needs of more than 3 million visitors each year. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Since 2003, sepsis awareness in the U.S. has risen from 19% to 65%. Sepsis Alliance is a GuideStar Platinum Rated charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.