BBTS Apheresis & Blood Collection

Therapeutic Apheresis Special Interest Group


Thursday 17 May 2012, 10am - 4pm 

Austin Court, Birmingham City Centre    

A one day meeting in Birmingham running two parallel sessions

1. Therapeutics
2.  Donors


“Evidence-Based Therapeutic Apheresis: making sure that we are providing value for money”

Aimed at

Therapeutic Apheresis is aimed at nursing staff or medical staff involved in carrying out therapeutic apheresis on patients (e.g. plasma exchange, red cell exchange orphotopheresis).


With the Credit Crunch and Eurozone Crisis showing no signs of improving anytime soon, how can we safeguard the future of therapeutic apheresis services in the UK without wasting money? And how do we stay sane and cheerful while doing this?

Key learning objectives

Many centres both within and outside of the UK Transfusion Services offer therapeutic apheresis procedures such as plasma exchange, red cell exchange and extracorporeal photopheresis. These procedures can be expensive and invasive, yet there have been relatively few relevant RCTs and much of the published evidence comes from small case series.

Provisional programme (speakers to be confirmed)

Abstracts for posters and vignettes

Have you a topic you would like to present as a poster or a vignette? If so we would like to hear from you. Send a 250 work summary to Dr Kenny Douglas at by 30 March 2012. 

Registration opens January 2012.