Every 3.5 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. In the UK alone, 52,000 people lose their lives to sepsis every year. This is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Globally, sepsis claims 6 million lives a year. Yet with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.
The UK Sepsis Trust exists to fight this life-threatening condition, stop preventable deaths and support those affected by sepsis.
25,000 children are affected by sepsis each year in the UK.
¼ of all sepsis survivors suffer permanent life changing after effects.
5 people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK.