Apheresis Department

The Apheresis Department provides blood collecting and therapeutic services using the hemapheresis technique

At the same time, the department focuses on PBPC separation (of hemopoietic cells from peripheral blood) and therapeutic services primarily to IHBT patients, but also to those of different clinics of the General University Hospital in Prague and, if necessary, of other hospitals in the Czech Republic. It cooperates with the Czech Stem Cells Registry in the preparation of PBPCs from unrelated donors. Since the year 2000 it has been conducting long-term monitoring of the state of health of PBPC donors after mobilization and separation. The department has the status of a Human Tissue and Cell Establishment.

The Apheresis Department cooperates with the international therapeutic apheresis registry of the WAA (World Apheresis Association) for the registration and evaluation of undesirable effects of complications in therapeutic hemapheresis. 

Apart from medicine, the staff members are actively involved in research projects in the following fields:

  • checking the efficiency of separation techniques for the preparation of MNC using new types of separation equipment,
  • introduction of rheopheresis technique and checking its effect on patients with AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration of the eye) – backed by the Operational Program Prague - Competitiveness,
  • safety of mobilization and separation in PBPC donors,
  • frequency and seriousness of undesirable reactions in relation to donor and therapeutic hemapheresis.

Quick contact

Stem cell transplant coordinator
+420 221 977 486

Transplant Unit
+420 221 977 229

+420 221 977 315

Inpatient Department
+420 221 977 226

+420 221 977 294

Opening hours

Mo – Fr: 7:00–18:00
Weekends: 9:00–13:00

Inpatient departments
Non stop

How to find us


Ústav hematologie a krevní transfuze
(​Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion)

U Nemocnice 2094/1
128 00 Praha 2

The nearest underground station: Karlovo náměstí (line B)

The nearest tram station: Karlovo náměstí (10, 16, 22), Moráň (3, 6, 10, 16, 18, 24)

The nearest bus station: U Nemocnice (148), Karlovo náměstí (176)

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