Our Love Your Liver health events give people the chance to take our liver health screener. The screener assesses the potential for liver damage against the three main factors of alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis.
If the screener results show a potential risk of liver damage then you 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, you may be recommended to visit your GP to discuss further liver function tests.
These events are vital to raise awareness and help people understand how to reduce their risk of liver damage. Our annual programme and roadshows is expanded wherever possible, but we would always love to deliver more events. As a registered charity we need to raise funds or secure sponsorship to keep these events going.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the local liver clinicians who support us and without whom we could not run these community events. If you are concerned in any way about your liver health, please do not wait for a Love Your Liver day, talk to your pharmacist or GP.
Feedback from our 2017 Roadshow:
“Excellent initiative. I am sure it will make a difference to people. A wake-up call!”
“I think what you have done today is out of this world. I would never have gone to the doctors and have a liver check.”
“It gave me more knowledge of liver and living a healthy life. Test was easy and painless so everything was good”.
“Thank you for the advice. My mind has been put at rest and I will lose weight”.
“I hope I have caught it just in time”.
“I have changed the way I live as I was a heavy drinker”.
**Please be aware that these events are run to raise awareness and are not diagnostic. We cannot offer a FibroScan check to people already diagnosed with a liver condition and/or under the care of a healthcare professional, or patients who have received a liver transplant.