- CF is one of the UK's most common life-threatening inherited diseases. It affects over 9,000 people in the UK.
- Over 2 million people in the UK carries the faulty gene that causes CF that is around 1 in 25 of the population
- If 2 carriers have a child then there is a 1 in 4 chance of their baby having CF.
- CF affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, clogging them with thick sticky mucus which makes it hard to breath and digest food.
- Each week 5 babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis, and 2 young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.
If you would like all the information on CF and find of ways to help fund raise please visit www.cftrust.org.uk
Would you take an organ if you need one, nearly everyone would. But only 29% of people have joined the organ donation register.
More than 10,000 people in the UK currently need a transplant, 1000 of these, each year (3 a day) will die whilst still waiting as there are not enough organs available.
Just ONE organ donor can save up to 8 lives.