Posted by: Jason's Staff | May 1, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Week

Cystic Fibrosis Week

Jason had his lung function tested to see how his result compared with someone with Cystic Fibrosis to highlight the devastating impact of the disease for Cystic Fibrosis Week 2012.

The event, which Jason sponsored for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, aimed to show parliamentarians first hand how Cystic Fibrosis damages the lungs. The average lung capacity for an adult with Cystic Fibrosis is just 65.1% compared to someone without Cystic Fibrosis that would achieve results of 80% or more. Jason achieved 121% on his spirometry test, placing him in the top three scores on the lung function league table.

Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease with the average age of death for a person with CF of around 29 years old. Despite this, because of advances in treatment and access to clinical expertise, many people with CF are living longer than ever before. For more information, please visit www.cftrust.org.uk.

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