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Campaign Launch: Sepsis Education for the Next Generation!

Join Our Sepsis in Schools Campaign!

We are incredibly fortunate to have a community that is ready to join the fight against preventable deaths from sepsis. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Sepsis in Schools Campaign—and we need your help!

Protect Our Schools from Sepsis.

Are you aware that every year, 75,000 children are hospitalized due to sepsis? Shockingly, around 7,000 of them lose their lives, while 38% of survivors endure lifelong disabilities. Awareness can make all the difference, which is why we’ve initiated a campaign aimed at providing vital sepsis education to classrooms, school administrators, and nurses.

Getting Involved is Easy.

We’re asking our supporters to reach out to their local schools with resources to help reduce infections and educate staff and students about the signs of sepsis. Our brand new Sepsis in Schools Education page has everything you need to get started, including:

  • A customizable letter to the principal explaining your concerns and sharing the available resources
  • A Signs of Sepsis in Children poster for display in school nurses’ offices
  • Access to our comprehensive K-12 curriculum, Signs of Sepsis animated video and Ouch, I Got a Cut, our picture book on infection prevention for young readers.

“These tools are essential resources for schools to share.  What happened to Rory can happen again, anywhere at any time. Rory was just 12 -years- old when he scraped his elbow during gym class at school. Rather than cleaning the wound or sending Rory to the school nurse, his teacher simply covered the wound with a band-aid. As a result, infection set in, and Rory died from septic shock only four days later. His death was completely preventable. “

-Orlaith and Ciaran Staunton

For more information about our work and this campaign – head to our Sepsis in Schools page. Thank you for joining us.  Let’s help our schools be smart about sepsis!


Warm regards,

Orlaith & Ciarán Staunton