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Sepsis Alliance

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Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: Save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.

Programs: Sepsis awareness and education programs for the general public and health professionals. Support to sepsis survivors and loved ones of sepsis patients.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Exceptional organization. Provides excellent resources to professionals and the public to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Sepsis Alliance was the only responsive and active resource for me, a sepsis survivor. They are doing truly amazing work saving lives and educating the public and health community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very good innovation to spread awareness. To spread such good to humanity and given space to share individual stories. In future no one should death due to sepsis lately diagnose. Thanks million times.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sepsis Alliance is a great non profit organization! They do so much to get the word out about sepsis and help so many families involved. Thanks Sepsis Alliance for all u do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Five stars plus for Sepsis Alliance. When I had sepsis in 2002 there was a great void in knowledge and awareness but when I found SA in 2008, it was like a new wave had taken the cause forward. The people at SA are always kind, gracious and accommodating for ANYTHING you need. And most all they are passionate about all aspects of the cause. I have never been a part of a better organization and have the utmost confidence in everyone affiliated with Sepsis Alliance. I have referred many people to SA and do so gladly as it takes a dedicated effort on many front to spread the word. Thanks Carl Flatley for having the vision and the passion to found and support SA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Sue_87

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a survivor of septis I cannot thank Sepsis Alliance enough they answered so many questions that no one else could understand let alone answer. I'm now back working, found that lost confidence, and understand how to live with fortunately only the small things Sepsis has left behind.

Audrey L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Septic Shock survivor who experienced the horrific ordeal 18 years ago in 1996 and at a time when even fewer people than today had even heard of it. After a recent move to San Francisco the UCSF Medical Center staff brought to my attention how much more prevalent Sepsis and Septic Shock have become so I felt compelled to contact Sepsis Alliance to inquire about how I could help in the way of creating awareness and education. From my first communication and interaction with the President, a board member and the staff medical writer I was very impressed with how much I was respected and appreciated for wanting to help in any way I can. The Sepsis Alliance team is the most professional and caring group of individuals who are genuine in their mission to help all those affected by Sepsis & Septic Shock including survivors, families and the medical professionals who must deal with this medical emergency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I developed a meningococcal infection in July 2011 that triggered septic shock, and nearly killed me. Fortunately, I recovered well. In March 2012, a friend sent me a link to the "Sepsis: Emergency" video produced by Sepsis Alliance (SA), and so I contact the organization to see how I could become involved. Within hours of my writing to them, I received a response from the founder, who was at that moment in Europe at a conference, and he welcomed my participation. Through Sepsis Alliance, I found a vehicle through which I could share my story and help spread the word which begins with: "Suspect Sepsis. Save Lives." I've since shared my story on the SA and other websites, made presentations to community and public health organizations, and participated in a national SA webinar. I plan to continue spreading awareness of sepsis for as long as I am able. SA has saved thousands of lives, and has the promise to save hundreds of thousands more.

Jennifer188

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My sister, Erin, died from sepsis on April 30th 2002. She developed sepsis after having a simple, outpatient procedure! At the time of her death, I had never heard the word sepsis before. A huge part of me died with her that day and my life has never been the same! She passed away 4 months before my wedding and 2 weeks before my birthday. Erin was young, just 23 years old. She was pretty, smart, fun, loving, kind and loyal. Her zest for life was contagious and she is missed everyday by so many of us who loved her! My father, Carl Flatley, founded the Sepsis Alliance shortly after her death and I marvel at what it has become today! I am so proud to be a part of this great organization that is truly saving lives! Awareness of sepsis is key in reducing the death rate from this equal opportunity killer! Suspect Sepsis, Save Lives and Limbs!!

angielembo

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I nearly passed of Sepsis in May 2009. I am a single mother of 2. I am blessed to be alive. However, there have been complications. I felt like my concerns were not being heard. In June 2012, I was perusing videos on Sepsis within YouTube. I was blessed and stumbled upon Dr. James O'Brien's video. I was compelled by how informative his video was. I then took a chance and reached out. Dr. O'Brien personally returned my call. He validated a lot of my concerns. He suggested connecting with the Sepsis Alliance. I did by submitting my story under Faces of Sepsis. www.sepsisalliance.org/faces/angie_lembo/ I started to network with other Survivors, family members of those lost to Sepsis. Finally, I felt validated. Then, on Sept 13, 2012, Sepsis Heroes Gala in NYC. I was honored to be present and volunteer by "tweeting" on the event. Moreover, I was honored to just be present. The experience gave me goosebumps. To hear and meet such wonderful people who are devoted to Sepsis Awareness gave me hope. And, the drive and motivation to spread Sepsis Awareness. Before, I felt like a leper. I've encountered both MD's and EMT's that when you mention Sepsis, they have a befuddled look on their faces. A big Congratulations to The Sepsis Alliance for receiving the Edwards LifeSciences Grant! The Sepsis Alliance needs to be #1 for 2012! ~Angie Lembo, Sepsis Survivor