The Sepsis Alliance was founded in 2007, by Dr. Carl Flatley, whose daughter Erin died unnecessarily of sepsis when she was 23 years old. Sepsis Alliance was created to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Sepsis awareness can and does save lives, yet only 71% of American adults have ever heard the word. 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. Survivors and those left behind often feel as if they are alone.
In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Every September since, the Sepsis Alliance has 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 deaths in U.S. hospitals – SEPSIS. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year.
This Sepsis Awareness Month, take the TIME to help save lives. Learn more and find resources to share with your community below:
Healthcare Provider & Community Leader Toolkit
Click below to download the Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit with all the tools healthcare providers and community leaders need to raise sepsis awareness in their community!
50 for Sepsis Awareness
This September, you can help get Sepsis Awareness Month proclaimed in all 50 states by contacting your governor. Download the toolkit above for more information.
Make #SAM2021 Go Viral
Help spread Sepsis Awareness Month across social media by sharing the below images and text on your social media! Remember to tag @SepsisAlliance and use the hashtags #SepsisAwarenessMonth and #SAM2021.
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