Apheresis - Alberta Kidney Care - North
Provides service to separate or filter blood to take out harmful parts.
Services may include:
- Plasmapheresis / plasma exchange
Plasma is separated and taken out of whole blood and is replaced with donated plasma or another blood product. It’s used to treat a number of illnesses including immune system disorders.
- Red Blood Cell Exchange
Red cells are separated and taken out of whole blood and replaced with donated red blood cells. It’s used to treat sickle cell disease and other blood diseases.
- LDL Apheresis
Takes out low density lipoprotein cholesterol. It’s used to treat patients with very high cholesterol.
- Leukapheresis / White Blood Cell Depletion
Takes out white blood cells. It’s used to treat some types of leukemia.
Service Providers May Include
doctors, registered nurses
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.