Worldwide, every 4 seconds a person dies from sepsis. Still, sepsis remains hardly known or misunderstood as “blood poisoning”. If not diagnosed early and treated promptly, sepsis can lead to shock, multi-organ failure and death.
The World Sepsis Day on 13 September aims at increasing Sepsis awareness and thus facilitating early diagnosis and successful treatment.
Every year in September, Jena-based organizations, research and medical institutions jointly organize local activities and events on the occasion of World Sepsis Day on September 13. Examples from recent years are listed below.