MEN and women are being urged to take part in a free liver screening roadshow.

The British liver Trust's Love Your Liver roadshow will head to Birkenhead outside ASDA on Grange Road on Wednesday, May 22 to raise awareness of liver disease.

Shoppers can go to the mobile unit from 10am to 4pm to assess their risk of getting liver disease and find out what they can do to keep their liver healthy while receiving a free liver scan.

Chief executive of the British Liver Trust, Pamela Healy said: "One in three of us are at risk of liver disease and the numbers of people being diagnosed have been increasing at an alarming rate.

"Liver damage develops silently with no signs or symptoms and people often don’t realise they have a problem until it is too late.

"Although the liver is remarkably resilient, if left until symptoms appear, the damage is often irreversible.

"The Love Your Liver roadshow is a great opportunity for people to find out their risk of liver disease and the first one hundred people to attend will receive a free non-invasive scan.

"Approximately 20% of the people we scan need to have further checks.”

The North West has some of the highest hospital admissions for liver disease in England with more than 10,500 each year, the charity believes 90% of these trips to hospital could have been prevented.

If you can’t attend the event, you can check liver health online by doing the online screening test via