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No child should die from an infection. In the United States, 40,000 children are hospitalized with sepsis each year. Of those, 5,000 will die and 38% of survivors will sustain lifelong disabilities. Globally there are an estimated 20 million cases of sepsis in children. 2.9 million sepsis deaths are of children under five years of […]

March 18, 2021» Read more

Recognizing sepsis symptoms when they appear can save lives. Here are some resources to keep you and your loved ones safe. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s extreme reaction to infection. Sepsis occurs when an infection triggers an incorrect response in the body. Instead of fighting the infection, chemicals released by the immune system […]

February 23, 2021» Read more

We honor all survivors of Sepsis. Cheryl Douglas is one such survivor. Cheryl became ill in 2008 and she shares her story in order to create awareness and save lives from sepsis. In 2008 Cheryl thought she was coming down with something, like a flu. Her last memory was walking through the front door of […]

February 16, 2021» Read more
WHO Sepsis Report

Sepsis is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organization’s first global report on sepsis, published in September 2020. Sepsis occurs in response to an infection. If sepsis is left untreated it can result in septic shock, multiple organ failure and death. Patients who are very ill with COVID-19 […]

February 10, 2021» Read more

Are you or any of your family and friends pregnant or thinking about having a baby? The CDC have compiled 10 Tips for Preventing Infections Before and During Pregnancy. Infections before and during pregnancy can hurt your developing fetus and you. The tips include: Washing your hands with soap and water not touching dirty cat […]

February 2, 2021» Read more