RBC exchanges remove dysfunctional red blood cells from a patient while replacing it with healthy donor red blood cells. It is valuable for transfusion management of sickle cell disease and various types of anemia in adults and children.
Compared to simple transfusion and manual exchange, RBCX provides the following advantages:
Rapidly produces the exchange while maintaining isovolemia.
Manages iron overload and blood viscosity.
Controls Hemoglobin S levels and hematocrit.