Kristin MacDonald

Patient Partner

After developing septic shock after a bowel puncture that occurred during gall bladder removal surgery in 2016, Kristin became motivated by her own experience to help other sepsis patients and their caregivers navigate the post-sepsis recovery processes. Her medical journal has been complicated by the long-term side effects of sepsis, and despite consultation with many specialists, many of her post-sepsis symptoms remain unresolved or undiagnosed. Since 2012, Kristin is the managing editor of Applied Spectroscopy, a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. She also runs the Facebook group, Canada Sepsis, Septic Shock, and Post-Sepsis Syndrome Resources, when time allows, as well as Gastronomic History, a food history feed on Twitter.

First Nations land acknowledegement

Action on Sepsis operates on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We invite everyone to reflect on the traditional territories and land that they currently work and live on.

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