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Cystic Fibrosis is Ireland's most common life-threatening genetically inherited disease. With 1100+ CF Patients, Ireland has the highest ...
Cystic Fibrosis is Ireland's most common life-threatening genetically inherited disease. With 1100+ CF Patients, Ireland has the highest proportion of CF people in the world. 
Approximately 1 in 19 people are carriers of the CF gene and where two carriers parent a child together, there is a 1 in 4 chance of the baby being born with Cystic Fibrosis. 

CF affects the glands, damaging many organs including the lungs, the pancreas, the digestive tract and the reproductive system. The result is that people with CF are prone to constant chest infections and malnutrition. 

Thirty or forty years ago, a baby born with Cystic Fibrosis was only likely to live for a few months, but now with the advances in research and treatment the majority survive well into adulthood. 

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