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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

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.

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

no one should die from sepsis I lost my father although he had several nurses who should have known how ill he was it was overlooked I myself also got sepsis from changing his diabetic needle I have copd and got a stick from his needle. my father died while I was in the hospital for sepsis and although I called 911 they said I had the flu and the hospital could not do nothing. thanks to your campaign many lives can be saved my son who is running for our state rep in mi did get new fire men put on in westland god bless him and my sister who saved my life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a survivor of sepsis, I found the Sepsis Alliance not only an invaluable source of information but a source of comfort for those who have lost loved ones of all ages to this frightening condition. Those of us fortunate enough to come through will continue to raise awareness through this non-profit organisation so that others will know what to ask and do should they, or a loved one, become affected. The Sepsis Alliance is doing a marvellous job.

1 Lulalu222

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a survivor of sepsis - I contracted it just in 2011 following abdominal surgery for bowel cancer. I had my colon removed, and the resection itself leaked. Fortunately, an eagle-eyed junior doctor noticed that something was up and insisted on a CT scan, despite the consultant disagreeing with her. I owe my life to that wonderful doctor.
I have recovered and now live a 'normal' life, but sepsis has changed me as a person. I was in intensive care for over a month and all my organs suffered. I had horrific hallucinations and still experience flashbacks. I was so weakened by the illness that I could not walk and could barely talk - I had severe memory problems and muscle weakness. People who don't know me would not suspect that I still suffer from side effects of sepsis; processing difficulties, some short term memory problems, weakness in my muscles, and a depressed tolerance for pain. Those who knew me before are aware of the changes in me, but relieved that I survived.
Finding information about sepsis was difficult for my family, and this website really provides help for those in a similar situation. It is overwhelmingly frightening, and hearing about others' experiences is incredibly helpful, as is reading about research and symptoms.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mom was diagnosed with sepsis in may of 2016 and unfortunately passed away from sepsis and liver condition on may 11th 2016.beautiful soul full of life got cut short...before her, i never heard of sepsis before.now in honor of my mom i make it a priority to spread the word about sepsis every chance i get.thankyou for Sepsis Alliance for doing the same.God bless

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

John58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sepsis Alliance informs and educates the public and healthcare professionals. It is a valuable resource for all in learning more about this devastating condition. I will always be grateful to Sepsis Alliance for all it does, in memory of my Mom, who died before our eyes with septic shock.

Previous Stories

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Victoria73

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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)