Apheresis Unit

apheresis

Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Staff available 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergency procedures

Call TM/Blood Bank Services 804-828-0256

 

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Apheresis is a procedure by which whole blood is withdrawn and separated into its components by centrifugation using automated blood processors. The components are selectively removed and/or replaced depending on the disease process.  The Apheresis Unit is an inpatient and outpatient unit providing therapeutic apheresis procedures to adults and children. It was established in 1974 and serves as a regional referral center. It is the only permanent facility within a 100-mile radius providing 24-hour coverage. Three Registered Nurses with over 50 years in combined apheresis experience, and a team of clinicians specializing in apheresis procedures currently staff the unit.

 

Our Services 

We provide apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy services.

Our Apheresis Unit is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). For more information on this accreditation, visit the FACT website.

  1. Apheresis
    • Erythropheresis (red cells)--sickle cell anemia  Leukopheresis (white cells)--leukemia, stem cell collection for transplantation Platelet pheresis (platelets)--thrombocytosis Plasmapheresis (plasma)--renal, neurologic, hematologic and hepatic disease; transplant rejection
    • Photopheresis (white cells exposed to UV light)--cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, GVHD, organ rejection
  2. Therapeutic Phlebotomy - performed on outpatients with disorders such as hemachromatosis, porphyria, and polycythemia. These procedures also can be scheduled depending on patient status and space availability in the unit. Contact the Apheresis Unit to schedule patients and provide:
    • Physician order Medical history including current labs
    • Insurance information/Referrals 

 

Scheduling 

To schedule a procedure please call (804) 828-0093. Twenty-four hours notice is necessary for some procedures. Please provide appropriate insurance and referrals. Please provide at least 24-hours notice if unable to make an appointment. Fees will be charged for appointments not cancelled. Apheresis nurses: