Me pātai noa - ko te mate whakatāoke rānei tēnei?

Just ask – could it be sepsis?

It’s hard to describe and it’s not easy to detect but it is killing our whānau. Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection that needs urgent treatment.

Terms you may recognise to describe sepsis include blood poisoning / toto pirau and septicaemia, but whatever you call it, early recognition and treatment will save a life.


children die of sepsis each year globally.


sepsis cases originated in the community.


the average cost of an admission with sepsis in New Zealand


number of people that die of sepsis each year globally.

Together we can make a difference.

Our 2023 #Stepforsepsis fundraising campaign is all about raising awareness and saving lives. By signing up and participating, you will be helping sepsis survivors throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand. Will you step up?