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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 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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