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Sepsis Alliance

Rating: 4.92 stars   102 reviews 3,976

Address:

1855 First Avenue, Suite 102 San Diego CA 92101 USA

Mission:

Reducing morbidity and mortality by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency, and providing information and support to those whose lives have been impacted by sepsis.

Target demographics:

save lives

Direct beneficiaries per year:

hundreds of thousands of patients and healthcare providers learn how to diagnose, treat, and cope with the after-effects of sepsis

Geographic areas served:

the United States

Programs:

patient and medical provider education that raise awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(619) 232-0300
http://www.sepsis.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a septic shock survivor and my story has been published on the Sepsis Alliance website. The website has provided me with a lot of information and resources as I begin my recovery from Sepsis.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My mom was diagnosised twice with sepsis at the same hospital so the awareness was not there! This organization has certainly been helpful in getting awareness out for her! She lost her life to this infection. It's so important to spread awareness as it can be an infection that is preventable!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I truly can't thank this organization enough for all the work they do to spread awareness of this horrible infection. I thank them also for allowing me to tell my father, Richard Gorton's story. My hope is that the more people that have knowledge of Sepsis the more lives can be saved, even one is worth the fight. I love and miss my father every moment of every day. Thank you Sepsis Alliance for allowing my father's story to be told. Each and every one of you are angels in this fight to help prevent Sepsis. -Stacey Gorton (Richard Gorton's daughter)

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My story starts out with a brown recluse spider bite that turned into necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis. I remember nothing except a few hallucinations. I came very close to losing my life because of all this and I have a poor immune system due to diabetes. I am alive but even 2 years later I'm still suffering from PTSD and severe depression from it. This site is wonderful. It has made me realize I'm not alone. Thank you Sepsis Alliance!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My scariest time of my life 12-15-14 - I had a very bad UTI and had already gone to my primary care Doctor earlier the week before and given medications for treatment - of course i am recounting these memories from my husbands accounts because from Dec 13- 2014 I really have no recollection of the events I was that sick - Dec - 15 - 2014 I was found incoherent by my husband - talking out of my head he said I was arguing with him because he said he was going to call an ambulance - well he did because I passed out - the next 10 days I was in a medically induced coma with basically no urine output - my organs were failing - I was in heart failure - simply put I was dying - I had severe septic shock - the Doctors were not telling my family much except that my chance for making it through this was 20 % - well all I can say is the wonderful staff of Doctors at Wellstar Cobb Hospitajl left no stone unturned - you have like a six hour window and praise God I hit it with an inch of my life - a lot happened to much to explain here while I was under ( the dreams , the nightmares , the waking up to finding out what had happened - I thought I had wreaked my car - I had no clue - I had to learn to walk again - to eat - and all I wanted to do was go home but I had and still have memory issues - fatigue - muscle soreness - PTSD - heart problems - kidney problems - liver issues - I fall all the time - I got MRSA - lets just say the new me is a complete work in progress - Sepsis Alliance has helped me so very much with there vast knowledge and message boards and being able to talk with people that have experenced the very things I went through - knowledge is power and all I can say is please support this very important Nonprofit - it will save life's and it very well may be your own - I am blessed by the Lord to still be here - and my heart hurts for some that never made it - ones that survived but lost limbs - I will never understand why I was saved and others were not but I do know that the old me ( that very sick girl died that day ) and the new me is still learning and with Gods grace I can call myself a suviver !! Today I am a work in progress and none of it could have been done without Sepsis Alliance - please find a way to support them please !! Never take for granted your time on this earth - I am a caregiver for my father who is 84 and suffered a stroke and can not walk he lives with us - I am a mother with 2 beautiful Sons and I am a grandmother to 3 gorgeous grandsons and last but not least I am a wife - a partner - I am married to my best friend without him I don't know where I would be - thank god for my family- my best friend and my daughter-in law they are my rock

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This site is doing a great job in bringing out the awareness in Sepsis.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found Sepsis Alliance to be user friendly, helpful and courteous. It's important for those who are chronically ill due to Sepsis to find answers in order to understand why & how their lives have been changed. I don't think the public is aware of these issues unless they or a member of their family are afflicted. Kudos to those who volunteer for Sepsis Alliance in order to help those who are looking.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish I could have found this organization a lot earlier than I did. It could have saved my niece's life. They spread awareness of a disease most people don't know exists. Not only that, but they educate the symptoms. They save lives!!! I'm glad that I have found this organization, because it has helped our family cope by reading other people's stories who have been stricken with Sepsis. They also let us share our little girl's story, so hopefully someone who reads it will be able to save another child's life! I am so grateful for the wonderful leaders at Sesis Alliance. They do an amazing job!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Almost a year later, I thought sepsis was just another word for infection. Then I found this website after I read about how Patty Duke died: Sepsis Alliance. I guess I never fully realized how much trouble I was really in. Then I started reading stories about similar experiences and symptoms...many much worse. I am disabled but thankful to be alive. This sepsis condition needs to be in the forefront of the things all hospitals and emergency look for when someone just continues to decline for no apparent reason. I am so glad I found this website and I continue to visit it and get emails from it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Their cause is so incredibly important
in spreading the urgent message regarding Sepsis awareness. I would highly recommend.

 
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