High quality and versatile treatment alternatives for a wide range of disorders
What is therapeutic apheresis?
Therapeutic apheresis is an extracorporeal blood purification procedure that removes harmful pathogens, chemicals or cells from the patient’s blood or plasma. This yields benefits in a variety of medical conditions, including metabolic disorders and autoimmune diseases. In contrast to conventional therapies, no foreign substances are added to the patient’s blood. Instead, pathogenic agents are eliminated in a sophisticated extracorporeal circuit. The blood is returned to the patient’s body immediately after purification.
Therapeutic apheresis includes a variety of medical techniques, such as complete plasma exchange or the adsorption of specific plasma components.
These can be applied as the clinical indication demands. Thanks to our adsorbers and many years of experience with extracorporeal methods, Fresenius Medical Care provides high quality and versatile treatment alternatives for a wide range of disorders – alternatives that can improve patients’ quality of life.