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As many as 25,000 children develop sepsis every year in the UK
Layla Astley was just 13 weeks old when she nearly died of sepsis after suffering a water infection.
Every hour, 5 people in the UK with sepsis die
But it doesn’t have to. If caught early, sepsis is easily treatable. That’s why we should all learn the signs.
As many as 52,000 deaths in the UK every year are related to sepsis
Liz Frood thought she had a tummy bug – but three days later, she was close to death.
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Medically, sepsis is your body’s immune system overresponding to an infection.
Although treatable in many cases, as many as 52,000 deaths a year in the UK are related to sepsis. We’re here to save lives and improve outcomes for survivors. We raise public awareness, educate health professionals and support those affected by sepsis.