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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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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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