Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation and the national body supporting people with Cystic Fibrosis. CFA's mission is to deliver research, advocacy and improved CF Clinic services to better support people with CF and be the peak national body supporting our State/Territory members with their goals to enhance the quality of life of people affected by CF.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common, genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today. It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system; however it also affects a number of other organs and systems. Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of care and support. On average, one in 25 people carry the CF gene (most of whom are unaware they are carriers) and right now the average life span of a person with CF is 38 years of age.