Transfusion Medicine Specialists (TMS) is expanding to provide a full range of Therapeutic Apheresis (TA) services in addition to the therapeutic phlebotomy services currently being provided. Therapeutic apheresis is a general term describing a procedure in which blood is removed from a patient as a means of medical treatment. TA is generally performed to remove harmful substances from the blood or from a component of the blood. The Jacksonville TMS clinic is the only location at this time with an active outpatient therapeutic apheresis program – coming soon.
TA is generally classified as either cellular depletions (such as leukapheresis and plateletpheresis) or blood component exchanges (such as plasma exchange and red blood cell exchange). At our TMS clinic in Jacksonville, we will be providing these types of procedures: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Red Blood Cell Exchange, Red Blood Cell Depletion, and Platelet Depletion.
Our team of nurses have 24/7 access to our team of physicians, all Board Certified in Transfusion Medicine, who is also available for consultation on patients as needed. Our medical staff can assist with the formulation of a therapeutic plan including:
• Volumes to be exchanged or treated
• Replacement solutions
• Frequency and number of procedures
• Lab tests to monitor response