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Notable beneficial properties of iron in the human body

Iron is the main component needed for the production of haemoglobin, the pigment within our red blood cells, where it is required for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the body’s tissues, and the carbon dioxide transportation from the tissues to the lungs. In addition to transporting oxygen through the bloodstream Iron is also a component of myoglobin, a pigment which functions in the muscles in a similar fashion as haemoglobin in the blood therefore allowing muscle cells to retain oxygen.

Make a worthy blood donation and help to save a life today

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service returns to the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, from Tuesday, May 7 to Thursday, May 9, with donation sessions from 4.30pm to 8pm and on Sunday, May 12, from 12pm to 3.30pm, with members of the public being urged to give blood and help save lives.

Almost 300 Westmeath people avail of free blood pressure checks

New figures from Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service show that a total of 292 people from Westmeath have availed of its free blood pressure checks during its first full year of operation.

Campaign for local rower aims to increase number of bone marrow donors

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Friends of a local rowing champion who is awaiting a bone marrow transplant are spearheading a campaign to heighten awareness about the importance of becoming donors.

Blood donation clinics in Westport

The Irish Blood Transfusion Services is holding a number of blood donation clinics this week in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport.

Blood donor clinic in Westport

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is holding a blood donor clinic in Westport on March 19, 20, and 21 in the Castlecourt Hotel. The clinic will run from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Do you suffer from poor circulation?

Pharmacist Eamonn Brady from Whelehans Pharmacy in Mullingar explains that there is no specific condition called ‘poor circulation’. There are many different causes of poor circulation. Symptoms of these conditions vary from ‘cold hands’, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles, right up to very serious conditions such as leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure, and brain aneurisms.

Travellers encouraged to get checked as part of national heart health campaign

September is National Heart Month, and to mark the event the Irish Heart Foundation is holding a national blood pressure roadshow offering free blood pressure checks to community groups, the public, and Traveller organisations including the Galway Traveller Movement.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Blood Donor Clinic will come to Westport on July 31, August 1 and August 2 in The Castlecourt Hotel from 5pm to 8.30pm. www.giveblood.ie

Blood Buddies campaign launched

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service launched a new campaign which aims to increase public awareness of blood types and to encourage donors to bring their friends or “buddies” along with them when giving blood.

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