IPF Week - 16-22 September 2019
IPF is a disease affecting over 30,000 people in the UK, but there is still no cure.
Peter Phillips was a former chairman and owner of Jones Bootmaker. He was in good health, looking forward to retirement and spending time with his children. Then he was diagnosed with IPF, which changed his life.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition that causes progressive scarring of the lungs. The disease is more common than we thought: around 32,500 people across the UK have it and approximately 7,800 people are diagnosed with it each year.
What is IPF?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung condition that scars your lungs and reduces the efficiency of your breathing. Find out more.
We've already spent more than £3m funding IPF research, but we urgently need more to look into into causes, treatments and a cure for IPF, as well as improvements to care and support for people living with the disease. You can make a difference by donating towards IPF research today.