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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Bone marrow donation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/07/2014)

Everything you need to know about bone marrow donation, including why and how it is done, the risks and your choices, with links to other useful resources.

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NHS Choices - Why bone marrow donation is used

(22/07/2014)

Bone marrow transplants are required when a person’s bone marrow becomes damaged or diseased to such an extent that it stops functioning properly

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NHS Choices - How bone marrow donation works

(22/07/2014)

Bone marrow donors must have a tissue type that is compatible with the person who is going to receive their bone marrow.

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NHS Choices - How bone marrow donation is performed

(22/07/2014)

If you are on the bone marrow register and you are identified as a potential donor, you may be asked to provide a blood sample.

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NHS Choices - Who can donate bone marrow?

(22/07/2014)

If you would like to become a potential bone marrow donor, you must be 18 to 49 years of age, in good general health and over 7 stone 12 pounds (50kg) in weight

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NHS Choices - 'It felt good to get rid of a big bag of medicine'

(29/07/2014)

Bridie Burrell was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia during the Christmas school holidays in 2004.

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