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Spectra optia Apheresis interface in progress The AIM system capturing plasma seperation in the interface. Viewed through the viewport on the machine which shows the seperated patient's red blood cells and the plasma. The plasma will be pump out into the drain bag but the red blood cells and the buffy coat / platelets is returned to the patient.
Pheresis Tour Jennifer Irvin from BJC School Outreach and Youth Development led a group of high school students on a tour of the Pheresis Center where platelet donations take place. The program works with schools in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and 13 different metropolitan areas introducing students to medical careers and shadowing opportunities. The program has had great success, with many students going into the field of medicine and some even coming back to work at BJC hospitals.
Saying Goodbye to a Daughter Hannah Grace passed away on August 1, 2010. Prayers for Hannah Grace This is part of a blog entry on the July 27, posting on Hannah's Caringbridge. To see the whole entry visit: To see more about Hannah Grace and how you can help her family visit: Hannah Grace was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 16, 2008. She is two and a half years old. On June 2, 2008, we found out that the tumor was a very aggressive form of cancer called pineoblastoma. She will have to undergo six rounds of chemo therapy and possibly radiation and stem cell transplant. On June 4, 2008, she had surgery to remove to tumor, and , praise God, they were able to remove the WHOLE thing. At this point, she has no signs of residual tumor or cancer cells in her body. We are praising God for all of the wonderful things He has done for our family in this situation, and we are looking to Him for protection and guidance through the rest of our journey. Update as of April 2009: Hannah Grace has completed 5 rounds of high dose chemotherapy followed by an autologous bone marrow transplant. Transplant went well with engraftment 10 days after transplant, then complications began. Hannah Grace was admitted to ICU 2 days after reintroduction of her own stem cells due to shock from high dose chemo. She was put on the ventilator 2 days after being admitted into ICU. In total she was on the ventilator for 5 weeks and in ICU for 40 days ...
Automated Blood Donation When just one component of your blood is collected for transfusion, the collection process is known as "pheresis," or "automation." This video describes the automation process involved in Double Red Cell donation and Platelet Pheresis.
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Whole Blood Donation Have you ever considered becoming a blood donor? This video describes the process of whole blood donation. Learn what it's like to donate blood and how whole blood is separated into components at the laboratory.
GivePlatelets-DVD.dv Right now, the American Red Cross is experiencing a national shortage of platelets. Platelets are the part of your blood that help with the clotting process and their shelf life is only five days. If you have donated blood in the past, you'll recognize that platelet donation is very similar, except it takes a little longer and all of your fluids are returned to you, so you can donate as often as every two weeks. For more information about becoming a platelet donor, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Thank you!
Sam Wordsmith's YouTube Flow (actual video) Sam Wordsmith formerly known as Souha Sam showcases his lyrical talent. Lyrics below Add Me: You thought I was whack, so I knew you was hatin I dropped more singles than a strip club patron And you wish you could. Cause mine all look good I got varnish for your singles, cause they all go wood Only time I front is if Im givin a loan My lines is full grown, theyll lean you till you prone So many lines zebras get in herds for me So many lines you get ya daily word from me So many lines u can cop a bird from me And feel the burn in ya vein to da third degree If theres a bar in rap, I just reached classic Im like a lawyer how I stepped to the bar and passed it If Im not your favorite, Im setting forth my thesis Cause hip hop is in my blood through pheresis With inexplicable talent like telekinesis If youre the best out, Im puttin your spots on leases So please have my money, or reside where the beast is Go against me and watch your progress ceases When my album releases, my stock sees increases And the ladies think my third leg is a prosthesis You see decreases. Youre so far back Throw your hands up in disgust like a car jack You talkin bout ya swag, cause I know that you mad Im so fly I dont touch down on the tarmac But my verses so grounded, triple threat like adapters And all my verses reading like bible chapters Flow so good you can play this backwards And Id still be better than most of you rappers I aint tryin to say I be bleedin on da rag ...
Starting Plasmapheresis again Hi everybody Im starting pheresis again so Im going to be taking a short break from YouTube, I will still read your messages and comments but Im sorry I cant promise a reply. Thanks SO much for all your prayers they mean a lot to me. In Christ, Kristina
Khalids Journey w/ Childhood Cancer This is a little picture journey of my grandson Khalids battle with Neuroblastoma Khalid was born on July 6th, 2005 and was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma on March 26th, 2008. He has 6 brothers, Eric, Tyree, Korey, Basir, Brandon and Ahmad, and two sisters, Erica and Alina. Khalid's little body has endured, 3 echocardiogram, 4 abdominal x-rays, 7 CT scans, 1 bone scan, 3 mIBG scan, 2 renalgram, more blood tests than I can count, 7 blood transfusions, 3 platelet transfusion, 3 minor surgeries, 4 bone marrow aspirations, 1 stem cell pheresis, 1 major surgery(8 hrs of it), and 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 1 autogolus stem cell transplant, 2 placements and 1 removal of a port a cath, placement of a hickman catheter, loss some high frequency hearing and loss of his left kidney function. He has also lost the vision in one eye. He has endured 14 cycles of radiation(over 7days), He has had 3f8 treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC and is currently NED & was recently declared HAMA positive. Sloan Kettering has amended the protocol and they will continue to test him periodically until his HAMA(immunity to the meds) goes down and continue treatment then. /visit/khalidamos
Platelet Donor Steve Junk Pt 3.wmv Steve Junk donates platelets every two weeks at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Pheresis Center in memory of his son, Jeremy Junk, who passed away from AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) in 2006. In this final part, Steve shares family pictures, and talks about his son Jeremy and why it's important to donate.
PlasmaPheresis day filmed just for you. This is Plasmapheresis I filmed it so my friends could see it.
Platelet Donor Steve Junk Pt 2 Steve Junk donates platelets every two weeks at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Pheresis Center in memory of his son, Jeremy Junk, who passed away from AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) in 2006. In this part, Steve and his nurse, Jan Gordon, discuss and demonstrate the platelet donation process.
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Pheresis Donation Party Jennifer Arvin decided that a great way to celebrate her birthday would be to gather friends together and donate platelets at the Pheresis Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Jennifer, Laura and Liz met up on a Friday afternoon, got screened, and proceeded to donate platelets while they enjoyed a mocktail and party snacks. Platelets are used as a clotting factor, and can help all kinds of patients including cancer and trauma. To learn more, visit
Platelet Donor Steve Junk Pt 1 Steve Junk donates platelets every two weeks in memory of his son, Jeremy Junk, who passed away from AML (acute myeloid leukemia) in 2006. In this first video, Steve discusses the circumstances that lead to his deciding to donate platelets.
Plasmapheresis machine This is the machine that was used to remove and replace Tina's plasma. She had this procedure done 96 times.
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Plateletpheresis - IPFW - by Randy V Jackson.m4v A Plateletpheresis collection procedure explained using the Amicus collection instrument. Video recorded at the Indiana Ohio Region of the American Red Cross, Fort Wane, Indiana. Video Production by Randy V Jackson, copyright 2010 Randy V Jackson Photography
Apheresis Machine Platelet apheresis machine processing blood into centrifuge.