J969

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2021, as Sepsis Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J969



Senate Resolution No. 969

BY: Senator RIVERA

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
September 2021, as Sepsis Awareness Month in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
health issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2021, as Sepsis Awareness
Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Sepsis Month; and

WHEREAS, Sepsis is a life threatening response to infection, which
causes tissue damage, organ failure, and death; severely restricted
blood flow can contribute to the onset of septic shock, causing the
formation of blood clots in organs throughout the body; typically, the
body will release chemicals into the bloodstream to defend against
infection; and

WHEREAS, This serious health issue occurs when the body's reaction
is atypical, triggering alterations, which can cause significant damage
to multiple organs; certain population groups are more vulnerable to
developing sepsis, such as the young, elderly, individuals with chronic
illness, and those with compromised immune systems; and

WHEREAS, One out of three people will develop sepsis over their
lifetime and 1.7 million more are diagnosed with this health condition
annually; and

WHEREAS, 270,000 people die each year from sepsis and approximately
50,000 New Yorkers are affected by this condition, including New York
State Senator Jose Peralta who died from sudden septic shock on November
21, 2018; and

WHEREAS, National Sepsis Month is recognized throughout the United
States each September; and

WHEREAS, It is imperative upon all residents of this great Empire
State that attention be brought to this debilitating health condition
affecting so many of our friends, family and neighbors in New York
State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2021, as
Sepsis Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York; Home Care Association of New York State; IPRO; Sepsis
Alliance; and The Rory Staunton Foundation.

actions

  • 25 / May / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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