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Scots sepsis survivor now volunteers at hospital where medics saved his life

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A man who nearly died from sepsis after catching flu from a colleague now volunteers at the hospital which saved his life. Alan Curran, 54, who previously worked as a courier, stopped in to check on a sick colleague in November 2022.A few days later, Mr Curran started coughing and feeling unwell - and woke up three months later in the intensive care unit at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.Mr Curran, from Glasgow's east end, developed pneumonia and sepsis after catching flu which developed complications, and was put into an induced coma until February 2023.He suffered several heart attacks, kidney failure and was in cardiac arrest for 28 minutes - and was in hospital for nearly seven months.Mr Curran said: "I spent over 11 weeks in intensive care where I was in a critical condition and for the vast majority of that period, I was heavily sedated in an induced coma. "My memory isn't clear and most of the memories that I do have, are of severe delirium.

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