Help fund vital research before June 30
So that we can end the suffering caused by lung disease
John lives with IPF, a life-threatening condition that has no cure
IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs and has a very low survival rate. It is estimated that 7,000 people are currently living with this disease in Australia.
“My discovery of the condition came after having a dry cough that wouldn’t go away. When I was first told I had IPF there was no referral to a specialist or discussion about the disease. It was only after discovering that my brother, who was seriously ill, had also been diagnosed with IPF that I realised the severity of the situation.
“I went to see a specialist, joined a clinical trial at the Institute for Respiratory Health and I found out what resources and support were available for patients like me. The medication I am now receiving is helping slow down the disease”.
“I know it is too late for my brother and possibly too late for me, but we need a cure to help others in the future who have this terrible disease.” John
Our researchers and clinicians want to find a cure to help people like John beat this disease and survive
We rely on the generosity of the WA community to help sustain our research and clinical trials.
- $50 assists in processing patient samples.
- $100 will go towards the cost of laboratory research consumables like tubes and pipettes.
- $200 is enough to pay for five hours of research assistant time in the laboratory.
- $500 will go towards funding laboratory equipment.