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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 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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