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Therapeutic plasma exchange: Common questions about plasmapheresis  
Abstract:  This handout explains therapeutic plasma exchange, also called plasmapheresis, a treatment in which plasma is separated from the blood and removed. It is then replaced with donated fresh frozen plasma, albumin, or other substitute fluids.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2006, June 1, 2011
UWMC Availability:  Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E; 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis); 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit); 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
General Topics:  Therapeutic Procedures; Blood and Lymphatic Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Plasmapheresis; Plasma
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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