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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 Organ donation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/12/2014)

Organ donation is where a person donates their organs for transplant. They're given to someone with damaged organs that need to be replaced.

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NHS Choices - Organs that can be donated

(28/11/2014)

Organ donation can lead to life-saving transplants or help improve a person's health and quality of life. It's also possible to donate tissue.

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NHS Choices - Living organ donation

(28/11/2014)

The shortage of organs has led to more people receiving organs from living donors. The results are often very successful.

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NHS Choices - How organ donation works

(28/11/2014)

The NHS Organ Donor Register is a confidential national database that holds the details of people who want to donate their organs after their death.

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NHS Choices - "It's rewarding to know he helped some other little lad to live"

(01/12/2014)

Maggie Sherwin’s young son, Dilan, died in a road accident. As she and her husband came to terms with losing Dilan, they decided their son's death should not be in vain.

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NHS Choices - 'Stephen had spoken of his wish to donate'

(01/12/2014)

Stephen Masters died of a brain haemorrhage in January 2001. His organs were donated in line with his wishes, which helped his family come to terms with their loss.

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NHS Choices - 'Peter and I were very close and we had discussed organ donation'

(01/12/2014)

Nurses Peter Knight and Jan Thompson fell in love at Dorset County Hospital, near Dorchester, and shared their lives for a few short, blissfully happy years.

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