Definitions for "Leukapheresis"
Method of harvesting white blood cells in which other blood cell types are returned to the donor A–F G–L M–R S–Z
method of separating blood into its liquid and cellular components and for the removal of white blood cells before returning the remainder of the blood to the patient. It is used to reduce the white cell count when chemotherapy is to be avoided, for example during pregnancy.
A procedure analagous to plasmapheresis, in which white blood cells are removed from the withdrawn blood and the remainder of the blood is returned to the person. See also apheresis.