The Turkish perspective on apheresis activity: The Turkish apheresis registry report

Ozatli D., Giden A. O., ERKURT M. A., Korkmaz S., Basci S., Ulas T., ...More

Transfusion and Apheresis Science, vol.62, no.2, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2023.103662
  • Journal Name: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Activity, Apheresis, Registry, Report, Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Therapeutic apheresis is an extracorporeal treatment that selectively removes abnormal cells or harmful substances in the blood that are associated with or cause certain diseases. During the last decades the application of therapeutic apheresis has expanded to a broad spectrum of hematological and non-hematological diseases due to various studies on the clinical efficacy of this procedure. In this context there are more than 30 centers performing therapeutic apheresis and registered in the apheresis database in Turkey. Herein, we, The Turkish Apheresis Registry, aimed to analyze some key articles published so far from Turkey regarding the use of apheresis for various indications.