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Leading sepsis charity calls on local media to share symptoms for World Sepsis Day

The UK Sepsis Trust needs your help to get people ‘Sepsis Savvy’ today on 13th September 2023 (World Sepsis Day). 

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs.

It occurs when the body’s immune system – which normally helps to protect us and fight infection – goes into overdrive. It can lead to shock, multiple organ failure and sometimes death, especially if not recognised early and treated promptly. 

It affects a staggering 245,000 people in the UK each year – with 48,000 people losing their lives to sepsis-related illnesses. That’s 5 people dying every hour! 

UK Sepsis Trust Founder & Joint CEO Dr Ron Daniels said: “This World Sepsis Day we are asking the public to spend five minutes reviewing our ‘Sepsis Savvy’ resources which were created in partnership with Iceland Foods and the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation. By watching a short video on the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and then testing your knowledge with a game, you could equip yourself with potentially life-saving information.” 

These resources are available at sepsistrust.org/savvy and there is also the chance to win up to £250 in Love2shop vouchers for anyone who provides feedback after playing the game. 

The charity’s work to raise awareness of sepsis among the public is supported by the UK Sepsis Trust’s work in the clinical sphere to educate healthcare professionals, and improve patient outcomes from sepsis. 

The UK Sepsis Trust’s treatment pathway, the Sepsis 6, is used in 96% of British hospitals and in 37 other countries worldwide.