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Our Mission

The National Family Council on Sepsis is a volunteer network of sepsis survivors and families that have lost a loved to sepsis. The Council was established in 2015 by Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton, founders of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention. Through its passion and commitment to driving change on the issue of sepsis, the Council has become the leading force in the fight to improve sepsis policies and public awareness of the condition. Learn More...


We established the Council after losing our beloved children to deaths from sepsis that could, and should, have been prevented. We vowed to do all we could make sure these tragedies are never repeated. The voices of those who have lost loved ones to sepsis, or survived sepsis, are our most powerful tool in the fight against this public health crisis.
— Ann Ceschin & Orlaith Staunton
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1 MILLION

families impacted each year by sepsis

300,000

deaths from sepsis annually

23 BILLION

in annual healthcare spending



View this powerful public service announcement from the National Family Council and the Rory Staunton Foundation.


There are many ways to get involved with the National Family Council and support our goal of a world without preventable deaths from sepsis (you can see the Council in action across America here).   Get in touch and tell us about your experience with sepsis and how you'd like to help. Contact Us

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