Thursday, February 05, 2015

Spike out Sepsis returns!

For those who are in the vicinity of Columbus, Ohio, or could be on June 27, it's time to register for the annual Spike out Sepsis volleyball tournament.  Details are here.

This is a production of the Sepsis Alliance.  As noted on their webiste:

Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a team of dedicated laypeople and healthcare professionals who share a strong commitment to battling sepsis. The main goal for Sepsis Alliance and the people who work behind the scenes is to raise sepsis awareness so it can be prevented, detected, and treated early enough so that no harm is done. There are more than 1.6 million cases of sepsis every year in the U.S. Every two minutes, someone in the United States dies of sepsis. This adds up to well over a quarter of a million people every year. Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease and cancer), which is more people in one year than those who die of breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS, combined.

The Sepsis Alliance team is working on producing as much information and educational material as is possible to help the general public become aware of this often deadly condition and for professionals who can then help the public learn about sepsis when it does strike.

You can send money even if you don't want to play in the sand in June!

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