Cystic Fibrosis affects
over 8,000 people in the UK.
two million people in the UK carry the faulty gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis - around 1 in 25
of the population.
two carriers have a child, the baby has a 1 in 4 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.
week, five babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis.
Each week, three young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
Average life expectancy is around 31 years, although improvements in
treatments mean a baby born today could expect to live for longer.