Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK's most common, life-threatening, inherited diseases.
The trust is the UK's only national charity dealing with all aspects of CF. The fundraisers and Expert Patient Advisors throughout the UK, fund research to treat and cure the disease and aim to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people suffering with CF.
CF affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food. There are over 8,500 people in the UK with CF and over 2 million carrying the faulty gene that causes the disease; that's around 1 in 25 of the population. This means if two carriers have a child, the baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having CF.*
Although improvements in treatments mean a baby born today could expect to live over 38 years, it is vital that the work continues to make this figure rise.For more information on the fantastic work the Cystic Fibrosis Trust do visit their website to find out more.
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