Apheresis (hemapheresis, pheresis) is a process of removing a specific component from the blood of a donor or patient that contains disease-provoking elements. Forms of apheresis include: plasmapheresis, plasmapheresis, leukapheresis or leukopheresis, lymphopheresis or lymphapheresis, and erythropheresis. Apheresis is used as a treatment for many diseases and conditions.
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