Silicon Stack develops new sepsis awareness app

Silicon Stack develops new sepsis awareness app

Melbourne-based digital development and creative agency, Silicon Stack, today announced the launch of the ‘Could this be Sepsis?’ app in partnership with the Maddy Jones Foundation.

The free app has been designed to promote awareness of the sepsis infection, as well as help people identify the signs of this relatively unknown medical condition; a condition that’s responsible for more deaths in Australia each year than breast cancer and the national road toll.

Sepsis is a potentially life threatening reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs and tissues. Sepsis can be triggered by any infection, but most commonly occurs in response to bacterial infections of the lungs, urinary tract, abdominal organs, or skin and soft tissues.

Left unchecked, the patient is likely to suffer multi-organ failure, septic shock and death.

The Maddy Jones Foundation for Sepsis Prevention was established by Damian Jones after he tragically lost his daughter Maddy to sepsis in 2017. A fit and healthy Honours Law student, Maddy was just 18 when she died.

“Maddy’s death was entirely preventable. Had we known about sepsis, her symptoms would have been recognised by family and medical professionals.
Sepsis can be deadly – knowing the signs can save your life or the life of someone you love.” says Damian.

Co-founder and Managing Director of Silicon Stack, Luan Tran, had no hesitation when asked to be involved in the development and launch of the new app.

“I’ve known Damian for many years and I know how committed he is to ensuring Maddy’s legacy lives on through the Foundation,” says Luan.

“Silicon Stack was both proud and honoured to invest in this project, and we truly hope the ‘Could this be Sepsis?’ app significantly increases sepsis awareness in the community.”

About the Maddy Jones Foundation
The aim of the Maddy Jones Foundation is to eliminate preventable deaths and disabilities caused by sepsis. The Foundation promotes sepsis awareness through education programs and initiatives that focus on early diagnosis, identifying symptoms, and how to get urgent and effective treatment.

Click here to download the app.

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