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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... 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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