Sepsis is a worldwide issue of major concern across the globe. It’s so important to raise awareness of the symptoms of sepsis, and to focus on reducing needless deaths from the condition, that there is a globally recognised World Sepsis Day.
World Sepsis Day is 13th September every year.
It was established in 2012 by the Global Sepsis Alliance, a not-for profit charity which aims to provide global leadership to reduce the worldwide burden of sepsis.
According to the Global Sepsis Alliance:
“World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.”
Recent analysis published in the Lancet report and based on medical records from 195 nations, shows there are 49 million cases per year of sepsis and 11 million people a year are dying from sepsis- more than killed by Cancer. It is now estimated that sepsis deaths account for one in five of all deaths around the World.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month. It is also when we host our ‘Sock it to Sepsis’ fundraising campaign and there are many fundraising events running throughout the month.
Want to get involved? Want to help us fight to #StopSepsisNow? There are loads of ways you can take part and we truly appreciate every piece of support we receive, no matter how large or small. Find out more about Sock it to Sepsis and how you can help support us here.
This year we were delighted to be supported by the Scottish Government on World Sepsis Day with the light up of buildings to help raise awareness.