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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 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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