We are always thinking about sepsis research every single day. And so are others all over the world. 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. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 %. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.”
The month of September is also Sepsis Awareness 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.