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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.

Access
Service Providers May Include
doctors, registered nurses
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Service Locations