Teen & Youth MRSA Survivors Facebook Page– by Bethany Burke, MRSA Youth Champion
Jeanine Thomas, founder and president of MRSA Survivors Network and the first patient advocate in the U.S. to raise the alarm about MRSA was honored on Nov.12, 2015 in Boston with the MITSS ‘HOPE’ Award, which was sponsored by RL Solutions. The prestigious award was presented to her at MITSS’ annual event with several hundred of the Boston Medical Community in attendance. Ms. Thomas’ work includes: giving support to MRSA patients and their families, raising awareness and educating the public and healthcare community.
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FACT: More Americans die every year from invasive MRSA infections than from HIV/AIDS or H1N1 flu.
Richard Branson’s PSA
What is MRSA?
MRSA (pronounced meer-sa) is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus – also known as the “Superbug” and can cause deadly infections in patients in healthcare facilities and in the community.
MRSA Survivors Network was founded in early 2003. MSN was the first consumer organization in the U.S. to raise the alarm concerning the MRSA epidemic and other multi-drug resistant healthcare-acquired infections. MSN has been the key catalyst for change on an international and national front with its groundbreaking crusade and mission to stop MRSA deaths and infections. MSN partners with healthcare professionals, healthcare companies and consumer organizations.
Save the Date! The 8th Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff & Global C. difficile Summit will be held Sept. 24, 2016 at the Community House in Hinsdale, Il. World renowned experts speaking along with MRSA and C.diff survivors in the town hall meeting style with Q & A time from the audience. Learn how you can help prevent getting an infection – everyone is at risk. An uplifting event that is open to the public with free admission and parking. Bring the entire family. Contact us on how you can get involved or become a sponsor at info@MRSAsurvivors.org
MRSA Survivors Network created global annual awareness campaigns to raise awareness for MRSA, C. diff and healthcare-acquired infections. International MRSA Testing Week April 1-7, World MRSA Day – Oct. 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month-October. Contact us today to see how you can support our efforts on prevention and to save lives. It starts with you! Email for more info:jthomas@MRSAsurvivors.org