What is Plateletpheresis?

It is the process of collecting thrombocytes, more commonly called platelets, a component of blood involved in blood clotting. The term specifically refers to the method of collecting the platelets, which is performed by a device used in blood donation that separates the platelets and returns other portions of the blood to the donor.

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Hallo Dr. My Sister (42) was diagonised with Chronic thrombocytosis last year.She has since then been on medication and at the moment she is totaly...

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Hi, thanks for sharing your health concerns with HCM!

I think it is essential thrombocytosis that needs some genetic/molecular mutation test for...

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my gf drank cat's claws after having un unknown virus for 20 days cuz the virus attacted her red blood cells and her blood level was at 5 than...

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Viral infections do cause a fall in the platelet count and suppress the bone marrow thus decreasing the production...

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Dear Doctor, recently (about a couple of months ago) I went for a Blood donation and came to know that I am suffering from Thrombocytopenia. I...

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Hello and thanks for the query.

Your question is a good one and often difficult to understand so I will try to provide you with some more...

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