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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 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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