Related Resources on Apheresis (Hemapheresis, Pheresis)

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, including:
  • myasthenia gravis,
  • lupus,
  • severe rheumatoid arthritis,
  • polymysositis,
  • vacuities, and more.
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