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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in Blood transfusion

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/03/2015)

A blood transfusion is a process that involves taking blood from one person (the donor) and giving it to someone else (the recipient).

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NHS Choices - Why a blood transfusion is necessary

(10/03/2015)

There are several different types of blood transfusion. Whether or not you need one depends on a number of factors.

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NHS Choices - Preparing for a blood transfusion

(10/03/2015)

Before a blood transfusion, your doctor will explain why a blood transfusion is required, any potential risks, and if there are any alternatives.

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NHS Choices - Risks of a blood transfusion

(10/03/2015)

Blood transfusions are a fairly common procedure. The risk of serious side effects is low, as your blood is tested against the donor blood to make sure it is compatible.

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

(10/03/2015)

Read the real life story of Mike Austin, a 34-year-old motorsport fanatic who received a blood transfusion after his motorbike collided with a car.

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NHS Choices - 'I always tell myself there are plenty of people out there worse off'

(10/03/2015)

Read the real life story of Nisa Karia, 30, who suffers from thalassaemia. She has needed blood transfusions for most of her life and has received more than 1,300 units of blood so far.

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