IPF Week - 16-22 September 2019

IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a disease affecting over 30,000 people in the UK, but there is still no cure. 

Ann and John both live with IPF and experience breathlessness on a daily basis. Ann describes it as feeling like she is underwater: "you need to breathe, but you can't because you're going to drown".

You can make a difference by donating towards IPF research today. The disease is more common than we thought: around 32,500 people across the UK have it and approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with it each year.

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What is IPF?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung condition that scars your lungs and reduces the efficiency of your breathing.

We've already spent £2.5m 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. Help fund research by supporting us during IPF Week.

Support IPF research during IPF Week

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