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Apheresis Units, Blood Donor, Plasma

Definition : Apheresis units primarily designed to automate the separation and collection of plasma from a healthy blood donor (i.e., perform plasmapheresis). Typically, plasma is collected and the rest of the blood is automatically reinfused; with the use of automated methods, large quantities of plasma can be obtained from a single donor. Blood donor plasmapheresis units usually consist of a disposable pheresis set (i.e., a tubing set that connects the patient to the apheresis unit), pumps (e.g., rotary peristaltic pumps), a centrifugation chamber, bowls, filters, clamps, controls (e.g., centrifuge and pump speed, volume of solution added), alarms, and bubble detectors. Blood donor plasmapheresis units may be used also for plasma exchange in some therapeutic procedures.

Entry Terms : "Plasmapheresis Units, Blood Donor" , "Plasma Apheresis Units, Blood Donor"

UMDC code : 23136

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Haemonetics Corp

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Haemonetics founder Jack Latham had a vision to bring together a commitment to quality and customer service with innovation in building a company to produce blood fractionation devices.Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

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