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Martin Edward Galvin Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

What is IPF?

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease where scarring or thickening in the lungs occurs without a known cause. The scarring and thickening restricts the ability for oxygen to get into ones bloodstream and as a result, there is an oxygen loss to the brain and other vital organs. There is no known cure for IPF; most patients end up on supplementary oxygen or require a lung transplant, many only live for three to five years after diagnosis.