Sepsis respects no age, no race, no gender, no economic status. It can strike anyone. Here you can read the stories of real people who have been affected by sepsis.
Some of them are famous; most of them are ordinary people like you and me. Some of them are survivors. Some lost their lives. But all of them have something valuable to teach us.
Hartwig Gauder is an Olympic gold medalist and the world champion speed walker in 1980 and 1987.
He says, ”I was dependent on an artificial heart while waiting for a heart transplant. During that time I developed sepsis. Surviving the disease was like getting a second lease on life. Today I'm a patron of the German Sepsis Aid Organization and the German Sepsis Society, and I fully support World Sepsis Day”.
Flavia Machado, MD, PHD; President of the Latin America Sepsis Institute.
”Increase awareness is the keystone in the fight against sepsis. Without a better understanding of this worldwide devastating health problem among healthcare providers, lay people and politicians, all other important steps as early recognition, adequate treatment, new research horizons and prevention strategies are unachievable. I believe the World Sepsis Day is a key step to increase awareness.”
Thanks to all the outstanding experts which joined the fight against sepsis.
We are thankful about the world wide support of sofar more than 250 national and regional societies, hospitals and other health care institutions which signed the World Sepsis Declaration. It's one of our main targets in 2012 to create a community of more than 1000 hospitals which signed the World Sepsis Declaration and the layed out targets. Together we will fight sepsis and save lives.
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