The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is Ireland’s most common genetically inherited disease, which primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system.
Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the developed and it is almost 3 times the average rate in other EU countries and the United States.
The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI) is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.
The CFAI also co-operates with medical professionals to give maximum assistance to both parents and children/adults with CF.
Two of the major current issues facing the CF community are:
- the Provision of isolation en-suite facilities in our hospitals to prevent cross infection of CF patients from hospital superbugs and other bacteria;
- addressing the need for more streamlined co-ordination of Organ Donation in Ireland to improve rates of Double-Lung transplantation and to improve quality of life of people with CF.