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Friday 23rd August 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
11 London Road

Tel: 020 8464 7211
Fax: 020 8313 0472
Email: enquiries@cftrust.org.uk
www: http://www.cftrust.org.uk/
Sub-category: Charities & Voluntary Sector


Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK's most common life-threatening inherited disease.

Cystic Fibrosis affects over 7,500 people in the UK.

Over two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis - around 1 in 25 of the population.

If two carriers have a child, the baby has a one in four chance of having Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, by clogging them with thick sticky mucus. This makes it hard to breathe and digest food.

Each week, five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.

Each week, three people lose their fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Average life expectancy is around 31 years, although improvements in treatments mean a baby born today could expect to live for longer.

Use the menu on the left to find out more details on the different aspects of Cystic Fibrosis.

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