SEPSIS ALLIANCE

Rating: 4.95 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent forum for informing and educating people about the lives touched by sepsis, and providing resources for help/information.

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Rating: 5 stars  

More people need to know the word Sepsis in order to stop its high mortality rate. Even medical professionals are not clear on diagnosing and treating sepsis. I was in septic shock and one emergency physician was ready to release me. Had it not been for the night shift physician coming in and reviewing my chart, I would not be here today. After six days in ICU and 2 in step down, I am thankful to be a survivor. "SAY SEPSIS. SAVE LIVES."

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Sepsis Alliance is definitely a great resource. I came across this organization after my husband passed away from sepsis on 12/21/2013, caused by the common flu. He was 3 days from his 38th birthday. I had no idea what sepsis was before then. Sepsis alliance does a great job with raising awareness through various methods of information and resources. I find that the printable "Spot Sepsis" cards they have on their site, is one of the many ways they help save lives.

I thank sepsis alliance for creating awareness and wish them all the best in their endeavors!

Yadira T. New York

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sepsis Alliance website has been an excellent source of information for me and my family. I found the Sepsis Alliance website in February when my dad was first diagnosed with sepsis. The website was incredibly informative and gave me a lot of information about sepsis. The website also helped me formulate questions to ask my dad's medical team. It is helpful to know that there is a larger community working to educate the public regarding the warning signs of sepsis. Until my dad's diagnosis with it, I had never heard of sepsis. Unfortunately it was sepsis that was the cause of my dad's death in March. I still remember reading his death certificate: "sepsis, cause unknown" and feeling shocked. Watching the avalanche of sepsis take over a loved one's body is devastating. I appreciate the work that Sepsis Alliance had done and continues to do to create awareness.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow a place in the tribute and survivor stories for people to leave a comment.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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