In 2019, we screened and scanned more people than ever before at our Love your Liver roadshow.
Our mobile unit travelled to 28 different locations across the country. We screened nearly 2,500 people, and the majority of those were offered a free FibroScan check. 369 of the people we scanned (15.5%) had results indicating possible liver damage, and they were given a letter to take to their doctor to arrange follow-up tests.
Early detection is so important. Ninety per cent of liver disease cases are lifestyle-related, and catching problems early gives people the opportunity to make changes to their lifestyle and improve their liver health.
Headline statistics from Love Your Liver roadshows in 2019
|Region||Total screened||Total scanned||Total showing possible liver damage (%)|
|Northern Ireland||354||340||50 (14.7%)|
|North West England||505||489||79 (16.2%)|
|South England||236||226||28 (12.4%)|
Our Love your Liver roadshows are a crucial part of our work to raise awareness of liver disease, bringing a hugely visible presence to high streets around the country.
We increase the profile of liver health, and give people information and advice about how to love their liver.
Members of the public who visit the mobile unit take our liver health screener, which asks a series of lifestyle questions to flag up potential risk factors around their liver health. After the screener, we offer people who are at risk of liver disease a FibroScan check, delivered by healthcare professionals from the local hospital.
Our roadshow visits are funded by donations. We are very grateful to all our donors who have helped us to run the roadshow. A huge thank you is also due to the brilliant clinicians who work with us at each location to make the events happen – we simply couldn’t run the tours without their support.
Our team are busy finalising the roadshow schedule for 2020 – with even more events being planned and lots of new destinations. Keep an eye on our events map and our social media feeds for news of the locations we will be visiting.