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Only with donations
The Global Sepsis Alliance and World Sepsis Day are only possible thanks to the generous donations we receive from private donors, foundations, and professional societies, as well as the voluntary work of many individuals.

We are especially grateful to:
• The Significance Foundation
• The Merinoff family
• The Feinstein Institute
• The North Shore University Hospitals
• The GSA founding organizations
• The German Sepsis Society
• The Center for Sepsis Control and Care in Jena, Germany - home of the WSD head office
The task we face is enormous. We have built up a broad-based coalition of dedicated people and organizations, but our financial resources remain very limited. That’s why we’re asking for your help in supporting World Sepsis Day.
World Sepsis Day is hosted by the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA), a charity registered in England and Wales. The GSA and the World Sepsis Day governing bodies and officers have committed themselves to act in accordance with Transparency International’s NGO Guidance and Anti-Corruption Principles. You can also find the guiding principles for the Global Sepsis Alliance’s interaction with commercial entities and the mutual benefits for World Sepsis Day sponsors here.

We target the 100% rule
Nearly 100% of all donations we receive go to fulfilling the aims set forth in the World Sepsis Declaration. We achieve that thanks to the dedication of a global team of volunteers who donate their time and skills to help us with organization and other back-office work essential for an effort of this magnitude.

Clear and transparent
We take transparency seriously. It’s the only way we can be sure that we are fully representing our one common interest: fighting sepsis. The donations we receive go only to that cause. Once a year, we publish a list of donors and the donations they have made. The first report will be published in mid-2013, and will include an overview of our successes, our disappointments, our projects, and our partners and sponsors. The report will be available for you to download.

To all of our supporters whose selfless dedication has made World Sepsis Day possible: Thank you. Without generous donations of time and money, the goals set forth in the World Sepsis Declaration can never become reality. All donations made directly to the GSA for global WSD activities will be kept in a separate, ring-fenced WSD account. Those funds will be used only to support and promote WSD activities around the world through educational and promotional materials for health professionals and the general public: country-specific quality improvements, sepsis awareness initiatives, and engaging governments and other commissioning bodies in establishing necessary infrastructure. A subsequent priority will be to create national and international sepsis registries to monitor the incidence and economic burden of sepsis. We offer a number of different partner agreements for our sponsors. All donations in accordance with our partner guidelines are most welcome! We look forward to hearing from you: stop.sepsis@world-sepsis-day.org

Check our Sponsor Guidline

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We are very happy about every donation and other forms of support.
Over the past year we've been collecting the questions we receive most frequently about sepsis. Please share this information with your friends and family. Don’t see your question on the list? Get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.
Sepsis Facts
Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.
What is sepsis
Pat had a pneumococcus sepsis because he lost his spleen after a car accident as a teenager. He experienced multiple organ failure, followed by critical illness polyneuropathy.
How to prevent sepsis
Sepsis is always caused by an infection, most often by bacteria, but sometimes by fungi or protozoa (such as malaria). That means that preventing infection is one of the best ways to prevent sepsis.
Suspect sepsis
If you, a relative, or a patient feels "severely sick", "that something is wrong", or "are not yourself", and shows any of the following symptoms, you should suspect sepsis: