These specialist services remove harmful, disease-forming proteins, chemicals, or cells from patients’ blood
Life-saving patient care
Therapeutic Apheresis is one of our flagship services, and the only one that deals with patients directly. We treat over 1,200 adults and children every year from eight dedicated therapeutic units across the country. Find out more.
Patient Experience Survey 2019
Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) is dedicated to continual improvement. Patient and donor feedback is very important in helping us to identify how we can improve any aspects of our service and the care our patients, donors and their families receive during their visit.
Help us to make improvements by completing our Patient Experience Survey between Friday 22nd November and Saturday 21st December 2019. The survey is open to carers as well as patients.
Please follow one of the links below to take part in either the adult or paediatric version of the survey. If a patient is not able to complete the survey themselves we suggest an adult/carer complete the survey on their behalf.
TAS Patient Experience Survey 2019 (Paediatric)
Our therapeutic apheresis treatments
We provide adults and children with access to a portfolio of apheresis services from across a range of clinical specialities. Treatments include plasma exchange for neurology, renal and haematology patients; automated red cell exchange in support of patients suffering with sickle cell disease and stem cell retrieval for bone marrow transplantation.
Where can you receive treatment?
We currently provide Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) from eight units across England. These are based within NHS Trusts. Each of our units is clinically led by a consultant and lead nurse, and supported by a team of experienced TAS nurses. Each unit offers a range of specialist treatments for patients suffering with a wide range of clinical conditions.
Therapeutic apheresis treatments usually take place at one of our eight specialist units and are generally painless. For more information on what to expect as a patient, please visit our patient page or contact your local TAS unit, hospital clinician, or GP.
You're in safe hands
- Our facilities are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Human Tissue Authority and the Joint Accreditation Committee - ISCT (Europe) & EBMT (JACIE)
- We have a longstanding exemplary regulatory performance history
- Each of our units are co-located in NHS Trust environments to provide continuity of care and access to clinical support services