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Sepsis Alliance

Rating: 4.95 stars   64 reviews 2,832

Nonprofit Issues:

Disaster Aid

Address:

501 W Broadway Suite 1700 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.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(619) 232-0300
http://www.sepsisalliance.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Raising awareness will hopefully save lives. If signs were recognized sooner my husband might still be alive.
Thank you so much for your efforts and the opportunity to share my story.
Dawn

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having lost my mother to sepsis/septic shock, I committed to find out all I could, how I could help, how I could keep people informed so they aren't sideswiped like we were. 27 hours from diagnosis to death. Thank you for an informative alliance, people just don't know.

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I am so thankful for the great work the Sepsis Alliance is doing to raise awareness of the serious nature of Sepsis. I hope that the medical profession will work to do better in educating themselves and their patients about Immune Deficiency and what that can cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great website for information about Sepsis. It took me losing my husband to truly understand how devastating septic shock can be. In my opinion, awareness needs to be raised about the risk of sepsis from infections and especially people living without their spleen.

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This is a great place for people to share what they are going through and to get the support from others who can light a candle in a dark place. I am a sepsis survivor who was having trouble coping with all the stuff that follows after a disease like this. After searching online and finding their website i felt that this had to be one of the best support sites ive ever found. As soon as my story was published messages started flooding in from others that have gone through or are going through the stuff i have been struggling with. Please keep up the awesome work you people are dojng to get awareness out there for this aweful diseaee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sepsis Alliance website is an excellent resource for the public as well as healthcare providers. They make opportunities to volunteer so easy- fundraising links, contributions to Faces of Sepsis stories, and educational materials to help spread awareness. It's all right there. The Sepsis Alliance staff if responsive and professional. This is a nonprofit that is a pleasure to support!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sepsis Alliance provides a great service in getting the message out to all medical & general public about the warning signals of Sepsis & the dangers.

We need to do more to find ways to cure this, & the Sepsis Alliance is leading the way. Great job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My beautiful 15 year-old daughter, Mallory, died from sepsis 17 days after critical injuries suffered in a car accident. I am a nurse and have cared for septic patients, never dreaming I would lose my own precious child from the complication of infections. This is not a reflection of my daughter’s care. Mal had superb care; she was monitored for infections and immediately treated. We were told the very first day she could die from an infection in 3 weeks. I was introduced to the sepsis alliance when I was invited to attend the sepsis campaign kick-off after sharing Mallory's story with someone sponsoring a sepsis table of materials at a conference I attended. I cannot overstate how impressed I am with the Sepsis Alliance and their goal to educate medical professionals and the general public about the importance of rapid recognition and treatment of sepsis. At my request, the Sepsis Alliance generously brought their Sepsis Awareness Month Colorado Bus Tour Event to our small rural hospital in NE CO and spent several hours educating both the medical professionals and the general public. The event was educational and the medical simulation staff was so knowledgeable and engaged – the staff is still talking about it. I have no doubt that the campaign and the Sepsis Alliance's objective to increase sepsis awareness will save many lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with the Sepsis Alliance to help educate hospital staff and physicians. They have provided me with vital information for my educational goals. In May of this year, I was admitted to the hospital with sepsis - me ! The Sepsis Disease Manager ! I shared my story as a Sepsis Survivor on the Sepsis Alliance website. Just goes to show you how dangerous this condition can be ! Anyway, I fully support the Sepsis Alliance and recommend utilization of it's resources to help to impact this deadly disease ! Thank you Sepsis Alliance !

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Rating: 5 stars  

I told my story on here and I will tell it again. I went septic a few months ago and all most died. I am 30 years old, married and they believe mine was caused by my crones disease because I had just taken prednizone and they believe that weakened my immune system and weakened the lining of my stomach and that is how 4 bacteria entered my bloodstream. I had a lot of pain in my lmbst we couldn't see anything. By the time i decided to go to the ER, I couldn't walk and my husband had to carry me and even that hurt so bad. The doctors took my blood but I could tell they thought I was crazy because they could not see anything that would be causing me to be in so much pain. However when my blood work came back they saw my inflammatory markers were 10 times what they should have been and they saw one bacteria in my bloodstream. They admitted me to the hospital and told me my chances of survival were very low with organ damage because at this time they found a total of 4 bacteria in my bloodstream. The doctors put me on a total of five antibiotics and fluids and kept me as comfortable as they could. I survived and healed quick with No organ damage, which my doctor then said I was very lucky and that I was a perplexing case to him because I had not only survived with No organ damage but I was discharged from the hospital a little over a week after I was admitted. I was very lucky in this aspect however the long term effects I have suffered from sepsis have been hard to deal with and manage. I have severe anxiety of hospitals and having my blood taken which I never had before. I have had and still have a lot of follow up appointments and my anxiety makes this hard. Also I am still very tired all the time, get weak fast and I am still limited in what I can do on a daily basis. The important thing is I survived and this site is what helped give me an idea of what could have been wrong with me. This site is very informative and since everyone can have a different experience with sepsis and since this site let's you tell your story, I know that helped me and my husband make the decision to go to the hospital that night. The doctor said if I had waited one more day I would not be here today. So Thank you to this site and everyone that has shared their stories and thank you for letting me share mine as I hope we all can help others the same way everyone helped me.

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