People with cystic fibrosis continue to live longer and healthier lives, and the Patient Registry data support this general trend. To understand what this means for our community, however, it is important to understand how these numbers are calculated and what they represent.
CF Foundation-accredited care centers play an important role in research. They collect information on the health status of their patients with CF who agree to participate, and report that data to the CF Foundation Patient Registry. The information is available in aggregate to the CF community each year through the Data Report, the Highlights Report, and the Care Center Finder.
If your child has cystic fibrosis, chances are you have some concerns about school fitness activities like physical education classes or school sports teams. Even though some people with CF have trouble breathing and tire easily, exercise can be especially important.
Quarterly visits to a CF Foundation-accredited care center are the foundation of your treatment plan. By partnering with your care team, you can also adjust your treatment plan as new therapies become available, or your needs change over time.
When there is more than one person with CF in your school, it is essential that they be kept a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) apart from each other. Germs can spread as far as 6 feet through droplets released in the air when people cough or sneeze.
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As children with cystic fibrosis transition toward greater independence at school and at home, they will also take greater responsibility in managing their disease.
The following questions and answers address concerns from the community about COVID-19 and school.