Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system's overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system ghts infec on – but some mes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it a acks our body's own organs and ssues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.
If you need to use needles or syringes (known as ‘sharps’) at home as part of your health care, it is your responsibility to dispose of them safely. It is important that sharps are disposed of appropriately because they could injure people and could carry infections.