Therapeutic apheresis is a treatment that separates and filters the blood of a patient to remove harmful substances from the body. These harmful substances are most commonly proteins that attack the patient’s body (antibodies) or parts of the patient’s own blood that has become dysfunctional (e.g. sickle cell disease or leukemia). If needed, this treatment is also able to give healthy donor blood to the patient as the harmful substance is being removed.
Therapeutic apheresis has been used at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for many years to successfully treat many hematologic, neurologic, renal, rheumatic, and metabolic disorders. Our compassionate and experienced apheresis team specializes in the treatment of these disorders while providing each patient with exceptional care. Through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to safely filter a patient’s blood and monitor for necessary transfusions. Treatment plans are customized for each patient’s specific needs.
If you or a loved one is facing a disorder that could be treated with Therapeutic Apheresis, you can be assured that we will strive to provide you with the highest quality care.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a referral for apheresis, please call 207.973.8606.