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Apheresis Program

Apheresis team

UC San Diego Health has one of the largest therapeutic apheresis programs in the United States. Directed David Ward, MD, an international leader in the field, the apheresis program is dedicated to the highest level of patient care.

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Apheresis is a medical procedure that involves passing a person's blood through a device that separates out a component of the blood from its other parts and returns the remainder of the blood into circulation.

 UC San Diego Health operates a therapeutic apheresis program to treat patients who can benefit from this procedure. 


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All UC San Diego Health hospitals provide inpatient apheresis.

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