The UK Sepsis Trust will be raising awareness at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's final Premier League game of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Volunteers from the charity will be will be handing out information on sepsis in the club’s Family Park before kick-off on Sunday, encouraging fans to be aware of the potentially deadly infection.
Every year in the UK, sepsis, or blood poisoning, kills 44,000 people. Sepsis can affect anyone and is the reaction to an infection in which the body attacks its own organs. If not identified and treated quickly, it can rapidly lead to organ failure and death, and can leave thousands of survivors with life-altering disabilities.
Annually across Merseyside, approximately 961 people die from sepsis and over 1,300 people will suffer permanent, life-changing after-effects. Knowing about sepsis could save your life.
The UK Sepsis Trust is encouraging everyone across the UK to learn the signs of sepsis and ask: 'Could it be sepsis?'
If caught early, sepsis is treatable and better awareness saves lives.
For more information or to donate, please visit - https://sepsistrust.org/.