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THE FACTS

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening inherited disease that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system.

There are over 10,000 people living with the condition in the UK.
Over two million of us carry the faulty gene that causes cystic fibrosis, most without knowing it.
Each week, five babies are born with cystic fibrosis, and two people lose their lives to the condition.
Living with cystic fibrosis means a daily burden of time-consuming physiotherapy and a vast intake of drugs.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is here to beat CF for good.
When we started in 1964, 80% of those with cystic fibrosis would die before the age of 10.

Today around half will live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
But this is still unacceptable.

The Trust will not rest until cystic fibrosis is no longer a death sentence; when everyone can look forwards to a life unlimited.

 

For further information contact:
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
11 London Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1BY

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Registered as a charity in England and Wales (1079049) and in Scotland (SC040196).
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 388213.
Registered office: 11 London Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1BY

www.cftrust.org.uk