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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Sepsis Alliance has been instrumental in promoting sepsis awareness, recognition, and early intervention. They have developed tools and resources for health care clinicians and to the community. As a critical care educator and university faculty member, I have used several of Sepsis Alliances resources for teaching staff and students. I also use their resources for patients, family, and community member education.

The staff and volunteers at Sepsis Alliance are very helpful. My husband is a septic shock survivor. This organization has helped both me and my family with follow-up questions and providing a network of others to talk with. They are transparent with how my donations and time are used.

Thank you,
Sharon Hansen, MN, RN, CCRN

Donor

Rating: 5

My interactions with Sepsis Alliance have mostly been with Thomas Heymann who was very informative about this growing problem. Since becoming aware, I have heard numerous stories of how this touched others directly or a loved one. The stories are quite harrowing, often sadly fatal. We have tried to connect make connections to further the awareness in the DFW area of this condition. Hence our donation(s) as a wellness company, Wello Inc. www.welloinc.com .

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sepsis Alliance is remarkably effective at providing resources and support to those affected by sepsis, and at reaching out to both the public and medical communities with educational initiatives. They've fostered genuine grass roots engagement so that folks are learning, sharing experiences, and enjoying themselves in healthy, wholesome ways, such as walks and volleyball tournaments, as they learn and raise funds to support and educate others about the signs of and treatment for sepsis. Sepsis Alliance is doing an amazing job with a skeletal staff. Bravo!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Sepsis Alliance for two years, donating and attending their Sepsis Heroes awards event each autumn. During that period through the efforts of SA and collaborating organizations public awareness of sepsis has increased significantly and lives have been saved. In addition to educating the public and medical community about the symptoms, timeline, and treatment for sepsis, SA provides much-needed support for sepsis victims and their families. SA is directed by a small group of incredibly caring, committed volunteers who give generously of their time, talents, and expertise because they believe so strongly in the importance of their mission.

Donor

Rating: 5

My 15 year old daughter passed away from Sepsis in July, 2013. Before this, I had never heard of Sepsis. After doing searches on-line, I came across Sepsis Alliance and read everything on their website. I've donated in honor of my daughter's memory because I know that they are putting funds to good use by raising awareness with the medical community and the public. More people need to know about this deadly disease since it takes more lives per year than most illnesses. Knowing the signs and symptoms as well as saying the word out loud to personal physicians may save loved ones. I'm so thankful for everything that this organization is doing and I am looking forward to participating in future fund raising events.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Sepsis Alliance for several years, ever since I learned about the mission of this nonprofit: to educate medical professionals and the public about sepsis, its prevention and treatment, and to support the victims of sepsis and their families. Sepsis is a major cause of death in this country, and, with some education about treatment, is preventable. This nonprofit runs on the passion to save lives. Their budget is minimal, and the funds raised are used entirely to serve their cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My Uncle passed away years ago at a young age from what now is known as Sepsis. At the time, this awful condition was not widely known and I can't help but feel that if the Sepsis Alliance had been in place back then spreading awareness, that we may have been able to have him diagnosed and treated sooner and not lost him.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Board of the Sepsis Alliance works tirelessly to provide life saving information and awareness. The Sepsis Alliance was the only place we could turn to after our daughter survived sepsis. The medical community needs greater information to save lives and the public also needs to be made aware as to the signs of symptoms and to immediately seek urgent care/

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter is a sepsis survivor. TheSepsis Alliance is the only organization bringing awareness to the disease and providing support to survivors. I hope the Alliance will receive enormous recognition so that anyone stricken with sepsis will recognize the signs and symptoms of this deadly disease and will not be misdiagnosed.