Sepsis Survivors

Now that you or someone you care about has survived sepsis, you may have many questions about what comes next.

There are more than 1.6 million cases of sepsis every year and survivors often face long-term effects post-sepsis, including amputations, anxiety, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, and more. Almost 60% of sepsis survivors experience worsened cognitive (mental) and/or physical function. Many sepsis survivors also require rehospitalization. Over 62% of people who had a primary diagnosis of sepsis (the reason why they were hospitalized in the first place) who had to be readmitted to the hospital were rehospitalized within 30 days of first leaving the hospital. And among children, almost half who have had severe sepsis end up being hospitalized again.

There are several commonly asked questions in the FAQ section of the website. Many are about life after sepsis.

There are also sections on post-sepsis syndrome (PSS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sepsis Alliance has put together a letter that may help explain to healthcare professionals the impact of PSS. If you believe that this letter can help, you can print it out here.

 

How You Can Help

Volunteer

Volunteering for Sepsis Alliance is a great way for people to become involved in the promotion of sepsis awareness.

Host Fundraising

Are  you interested in hosting a fundraising event to help raise funds for and awareness of Sepsis Alliance? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Donate

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