Apheresis: The process of removing a specific component from blood and returning the remaining components to the donor, in order to collect more of one particular part of the blood than could be separated from a unit of whole blood. Also called hemapheresis or pheresis.
The forms of apheresis include:
Apheresis takes longer than a whole blood donation. A whole blood donation takes about 10-20 minutes to collect the blood, while an apheresis donation may take about 1-2 hours.
n. Linguistics . Variant of aphaeresis . aphÂ·eÂ·reÂ·sis ( Äƒf ' É™-rÄ“ ' sÄs ) Medicine . A procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its ...
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Apheresis (plural aphereses; also spelled aphaeresis, aphÃ¦resis; from Ancient Greek á¼€Ï†Î±Î¯ÏÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (aphairesis, â€œa taking awayâ€)) is a medical technology