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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Blood donation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/11/2014)

Blood donation involves collecting blood from a donor so it can be used to treat someone else.

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NHS Choices - What happens during blood donation

(27/11/2014)

In most cases, blood donation is a relatively straightforward process.

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NHS Choices - Who can donate blood?

(27/11/2014)

Most people between the ages of 17 and 66 who weigh over 50kg (7st 12lb) and have a good level of general health will be able to donate blood.

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NHS Choices - How is blood donation used

(27/11/2014)

Blood donations save lives every day. They are used in a wide variety of different situations and to treat a large number of different illnesses and conditions.

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NHS Choices - Cord blood donation

(27/11/2014)

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It can be used to treat many life-threatening conditions.

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NHS Choices - Platelet donation

(27/11/2014)

A platelet donation is a relatively new way of donating blood. It involves using special equipment to separate out the platelet cells from the donated blood.

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NHS Choices - 'I was losing blood faster than it could be transfused'

(27/11/2014)

Motor sport fanatic Mike Austin was riding to work on his much-loved motorbike when he collided with a car.

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NHS Choices - 'I always tell myself that there are people who are worse off'

(27/11/2014)

Nisa Karia has needed blood transfusions for most of her life. She has received more than 1,300 units of blood so far.

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NHS Choices - 'I have a rare blood type, so it's important that I give blood'

(27/11/2014)

Rudolph Isaacs has donated 41 pints of blood in 17 years. He explains why giving blood is important and how it is an easy way to help.

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