Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is a serious infection where patients become extremely ill. Bacteria that enter the bloodstream can lead to sepsis. This can happen in most infections, such as pneumonia and urinary tract infections. Sepsis can cause the patient’s organs to fail, such as the lungs, kidney, brain, heart, bone marrow and liver.


More than 30 million..

get sepsis every year.


6 million..

die of it.


mortality rate of 10-80%..

depending on how quickly the patient gets to hospital.


About us

The Mid-Norway Centre for Sepsis Research (MNSS) has 15 employees and conducts research, education and training to reduce sepsis incidence and mortality. The Centre has been developed through close collaboration between St. Olavs Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Hospital Trust, NTNU and Yale University in the USA. We also receive funding from the Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority and NTNU as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.

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