Lulu’s Law

The Sepsis Harm and Cost Reduction Act, or Lulu’s Law, is a bipartisan bill with the potential to change the sepsis care landscape. On April 18, 2024, it was reintroduced in the House of Representatives by lead sponsors Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and Representative Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN-8)

Lulu’s Law develops a U.S. strategy for responding to sepsis and launches a program of sepsis information repositories. This will help to answer our many unanswered questions about sepsis and improve our ability to diagnose and treat it. It has the potential to save lives. 

Ana Lucía “Lulu” Haynes was a four-year-old from Montclair, New Jersey, who passed away suddenly from sepsis in 2014. She was known to her family and friends for her sweet, spunky, and bright personality. This Congressional bill has been named in her honor.

The United States currently has no sepsis strategy and very little sepsis data infrastructure. Some nations, including Switzerland and the United Kingdom, have implemented national sepsis strategies, but the United States has yet to do so. Similarly, for other major health concerns like cancer, hubs of privacy-protected information help experts understand how diseases and conditions affect the population and how diagnosis, treatment, and innovation can be improved. Lulu’s Law will help us learn about sepsis, improve the way we treat it, and organize a national strategy for solving it.

Sepsis Alliance was instrumental in bringing this bill to Congress and continues to champion its passage.

You can help! Before this bill becomes law, it needs more support in Congress. Tell your Congressional representatives to support this life-saving bill by clicking below.

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