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Contact your local clinical apheresis unit

Published on 30 May 2019

We provide therapeutic apheresis services out of our clinical apheresis units at three sites across Scotland:

  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow

Our clinical apheresis units provide a 24/7 service, offering both routine and out-of-hours support.

Contact your local clinical apheresis unit

Aberdeen

Donna Cook
Senior Charge Nurse
Clinical Apheresis Unit
Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Transfusion Centre
Forresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZW

Standard opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Our Aberdeen unit provides adult services for:

  • Adult auto peripheral blood stem cell collection (PBSC)
  • Adult research mononuclear cell (MNC) and donor lymphocyte (DLI) collections as the starting material for advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) manufacture
  • Adult therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
  • Adult red blood cell exchange (RBCX)
  • Adult white cell reduction (leukopheresis) and platelet depletion
  • Adult venesection service

Edinburgh

Moira Anderson
Senior Charge Nurse
Clinical Apheresis Unit
OPD 1
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA

Standard opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:15pm.

Our Edinburgh unit provides services for:

  • Adult and child auto peripheral blood stem cell collection (PBSC)
  • Adult mononuclear cell (MNC) and donor lymphocyte (DLI) collections as the starting material for advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) manufacture
  • Adult and child therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
  • Adult extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP)
  • Adult and child red blood cell exchange (RBCX)
  • Adult and child white cell leukopheresis and platelet depletion

Glasgow

Joy Sinclair
Senior Charge Nurse
Clinical Apheresis Unit
Level 1
Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
1053 Great western Road
Glasgow
G12 0YN

Standard opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Our Glasgow unit provides services for:

  • Adult and child auto peripheral blood stem cell collection (PBSC)
  • Adult and child allo peripheral blood stem cell collection (PBSC)
  • Adult and child donor lymphocyte collection (DLI)
  • Adult mononuclear cell (MNC) and donor lymphocyte (DLI) collections as the starting material for advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) manufacture
  • Adult and child therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
  • Adult and child extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP)
  • Adult and child red blood cell exchange (RBCX)
  • Adult and child white cell reduction (leucopheresis) and platelet depletion

Our accreditation and standards

The Clinical Apheresis Units in Edinburgh and Glasgow are accredited by the Joint Accreditation Committee of ISCT and EBMT (JACIE).

There is a common quality management system across all sites. Activity and side effects are recorded through the national SNBTS Therapeutic Apheresis Register database (STAR).

Our units have the same equipment and the local teams follow the same national policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). There is some variation in the range of services provided at each centre, reflecting the needs of our users.