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18 May 2018

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Help to save lives through awareness of sepsis

- Town joins other Premier League clubs to raise awareness about sepsis
- 45% of fans and communities don’t know about sepsis
- Awareness will help to save lives of people all over the country

Huddersfield Town joins football clubs across the country to back the UK Sepsis Trust and to raise awareness of sepsis.

During any given round of Premier League matches, approximately 360,000 men, women and children of all ages will pack 10 stadiums across the country hoping to cheer their team to victory.

Every year, in a group of people this size, it’s estimate that over 1,400 will develop sepsis, and around 250 will die. But if they knew about this killer condition, things would be different. With faster diagnosis and treatment, 140 of those lives could be saved. Sepsis can’t be stopped, but we can prevent many of the deaths it causes.

Sepsis, sometimes described as blood poisoning, is the overreaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own tissue and organs.

UK Sepsis Trust figures show that every year in the UK:

- At least 250,000 people develop sepsis
- 44,000 of these will die (that's 120 people every day) but 14,000 of those lives could be saved.

Sepsis claims more lives in the UK every year than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined, and can arise from something as innocuous as a small cut or an insect bite. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, sepsis can rapidly lead to organ failure and death. But we don't need lots of expensive research to tackle sepsis. The solution? Awareness.

The aim is for the campaign, which is being led to the UK Sepsis Trust, is to cut to UK death toll from sepsis by educating communities and people across the country who have never heard of it. Together, we can save thousands of lives every year.

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