‘Love Your Liver’ event taking place in Blackpool on 27 September
Members of the public in Blackpool are invited to attend the Love Your Liver mobile unit, which will be at St Johns Square from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 27 September.
Love Your Liver is a national awareness campaign from the British Liver Trust aimed at encouraging us all to look after our livers and stay healthy. It focuses on raising awareness of liver health, the rising liver disease rate and how greater public awareness and screening is vital.
Liver disease is the fifth ‘big killer’ in England & Wales, after heart, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease in the UK and most liver disease is preventable – over 90% are due to three main risk factors: alcohol, viral hepatitis and obesity.
The Love Your Liver event will give people the chance to take a liver health screener. The screener assesses the potential for liver damage against the three main risk factors.
If the screener result shows a potential risk of liver damage then they may be offered a non-invasive liver check with a FibroScan machine. This scan can give an indication of any liver damage and, depending on the result, they may be recommended to visit their GP to discuss further liver function tests.
Please support this event by attending and/or sharing the event with your colleagues, friends and family.