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Sepsis Alliance

Rating: 4.96 stars   106 reviews 4,053

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

After surviving sepsis, I started following everything related to sepsis and came across Sepsis Alliance. This organization immediately caught my attention with their personal stories from other sepsis survivors and of loved ones lost due to sepsis. I have learned so much from the information they have provided daily and they stand out to me in raising awareness. Sepsis Alliance is an excellent organization and great a great resource for those who had sepsis and those who want to learn about it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had no knowledge of sepsis prior to my cousin contracting this illness. Now I am very informed and seek to inform as many people as I can through social media. Sepsis Alliance is a wonderful resource for knowledge and prevention, as well as knowing the signs to look for in a person who is on there way to septic shock. If there is one takeaway I've learned, it's Time Is Of The Essence! Know the signs and get medical attention asap. My cousin is doing well and eight months later she is determined to live life to the fullest for herself as well as her family. She is the most courageous, strong and determined person I know!

 
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I am 4 years post sepsis shock. Without the sepsis alliance I would have had NO understanding of what had happened to me or how to fight for my care post sepsis. Four years ago when I left the hospital I was told to rest for a couple of weeks and I would be fine. I was not fine in two weeks. I went through 1 1/2 years not knowing what to think. Then I found Sepsis Alliance and quickly found, by reading the tales of other survivors, that I was not alone. The Sepsis Alliance has continued to educate me as new information, such as Post Sepsis Syndrome, came to light. It has provided documents I can use to educate my Drs and others. It has provided simple facts I can use to raise awareness on FB. Sepsis Alliance not only raises awareness, but equips others to raise awareness.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Sepsis Alliance saves lives by raising awareness. It is an amazing resource for everyone to learn more about this devastating condition which can strike anyone.

 
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Sepsis Alliance. I cannot possibly say enough good things about this nonprofit.

I lost my dear Mom to Sepsis in 2010. I didn't understand what it was. I thought it was "blood poisoning." Sepsis can be caused by blood poisoning or any infection anywhere in the body, but it is really a syndrome, a series of events.

I have learned so much about Sepsis from the wonderful people at Sepsis Alliance. The Sepsis Alliance website has a wealth of information about this condition.

The Sepsis Alliance Facebook page is an awesome source of information as well, but even more, it allows you to interact with survivors of Sepsis and other people who have lost a loved one to this fast-moving, insidious thing - Sepsis.

Sepsis is one of the most little-known killers in the minds of most people. Most have no idea what it is and how, seemingly out of nowhere, it can kill with lightning speed or leave survivors with devastating side effects.

I don't know where I'd be today if I had not found Sepsis Alliance.

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

No changes to the organization but if I could I would be more involved. My job leaves so little time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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  

Sepsis Alliance continues its amazing work to raise awareness of Sepsis, a condition often overlooked, unheard of by patients and treated too late. Sepsis kills about 260,000 people per year in the United States alone, yet most people don't know what it is or what to look for in recognizing it. Sepsis is a medical emergency which requires immediate care in a hospital emergency room, usually followed by further care in an ICU unit. Sepsis Alliance's website has incredible resources and videos to educate the public on this horrifying condition and a wonderful, supportive Facebook page which is open to survivors of Sepsis, families and friends of those who did or did not survive and any interested party. It is a truly worthy cause and has changed my life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Sepsis Alliance has given a whole new purpose to my life: to help spread awareness of Sepsis and Septic Shock, a condition not many have heard of, but which kills 258,000 people in the US every year. After the death of my Mom due to Septic Shock, I found Sepsis Alliance on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sepsisalliance and I felt empowered to help spread the word about this horrible illness which affects so many people. The work Sepsis Alliance does is amazing and I'm proud to help in any way I can. This is my Mom's story, from "Faces of Sepsis" on Sepsis Alliance's website, which is http://www.sepsisalliance.org/ : "I saw my Mom, Joyce Przybylski, on Saturday, May 8, 2010, the day before Mothers Day. I brought her a card and chocolates. She had a chill. Nothing more. No fever, no wounds, no indwelling catheters. "Just" a chill.

I asked her if she wanted to go to the doctor to get checked out (she was 73). She said "Oh, goodness no Larry, I'm sure it's just a 24-hour thing, but thank you for asking, honey." Then she smiled. Mom always smiled.

I called her the next day and she said she thought she felt somewhat better but assured me that if she didn't feel totally better by the next day, Monday, she would go to the doctor. She sounded completely lucid. The next morning, my Dad called me at work. He was crying. He said that I should get to their local hospital right away (a Level 1 Trauma Center, by the way), that Mom was "in really bad shape." When I got there, Mom knew who I was, was talking and certainly didn't look, to me, like she would never recover. The doctors said she was in septic shock but I didn't comprehend what they were talking about. They did explain it to us, but I still didn't "get it."

After stabilizing Mom the best they could in the ER, they took her to the ICU. Later that day, within one hour or so, she went from talking and even smiling a bit, to being in an induced coma, having a ventilator, eight IV bags going through infusion pumps, being on kidney dialysis, receiving blood plasma, and it goes on and on. The medical staff tried so hard.

Two days later, the team of doctors tending to Mom around the clock told us that she had a "near zero" chance of recovery and to prepare ourselves the best we could for her passing. I called for the Priest Chaplain who came and gave Mom the Last Rites of the Church, which was a great comfort to me and was something Mom would have wanted. Not long after that, she passed from this life. My Mom was the sweetest, most loving, kind and accepting woman I have ever known. Never in my wildest nightmare could I have foreseen the ravages this disease causes."

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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?

2012

 
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The Sepsis Alliance allowed me to put into print the facts about the loss of my Wife, Maureen Aveyard, to this most horrible of conditions.
Neither of us were aware of Sepsis when my wife fell ill, symptoms were diarrhoea and sickness along with the odd few seconds of shacking and shivering. Working in a care home these symptoms were not unusual and the first thought was novo virus which clears in 48 to 60 hours. We were just passing the time until it cleared. It didn't and less than 48 hours after seeing the first signs of illness Maureen passed away. 1a Sepsis. 1b. pneumonia.
Being able to relate this on the Sepsis Alliance Web site helped me to clear my mind a little and I hope that awareness is raised as a result. In England we now have a saying at the first sign of illness, ask "Could it be Sepsis". Ask it loudly and clearly, and ask it of professionals who will take it seriously and can, hopefully, help. Be aware, Be very aware.
Thank you Sepsis Alliance.

 
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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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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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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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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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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

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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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