What happens during an apheresis therapy?
Apheresis is a medical procedure in which a patient’s blood is passed through a machine that removes specific components of the blood before returning it to the body.
The procedure is used to eliminate harmful substances from the blood or to obtain specific blood components needed for medical purposes.
Blood or plasma is extracted from the body through veins, cleaned outside the body using an apheresis machine and various filters, and then returned to the body.
Apheresis treatment lasts approximately two to three hours and is performed on an outpatient basis.