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Apheresis Unit

Apheresis Unit is open Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm; Staff available 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergency procedures

Call 804-828-0093 {for after hours: please page the CP resident on call on virtual pager #9425}

"The staff was exceptional in all areas. Every effort was made to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of well-being! Thanks for making a potentially stressful experience much less so." - A delighted customer 

Apheresis is a procedure by which whole blood is withdrawn and separated into its components by centrifugation using automated blood processors. The components are selectively removed and/or replaced depending on the disease process.  The Apheresis Unit is an inpatient and outpatient unit providing therapeutic apheresis procedures to adults and children. It was established in 1974 and serves as a regional referral center. It is the only permanent facility within a 100-mile radius providing 24-hour coverage. Five Registered Nurses with over 50 years in combined apheresis experience, and a team of clinicians specializing in apheresis procedures currently staff the unit.

 

Our Services 

Rn's working in Apheresis Unit [View Image]We provide apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy services.

Our Apheresis Unit is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). For more information on this accreditation, visit the FACT website.

  • Apheresis
    • Erythropheresis (red cells) - sickle cell anemia
    • Leukopheresis (white cells) - leukemia, stem cell collection for transplantation
    • Plasmapheresis (plasma) - renal, neurologic, hematologic, and hepatic disease, transplant rejection
    • Photopheresis (white cells exposed to UV light) - cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, GVHD, organ rejection
    • Lipid Apheresis
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy - performed on outpatients with disorders such as hemachromatosis, porphyria, and polycythemia. These procedures also can be scheduled depending on patient status and space availability in the unit. Contact the Apheresis Unit to schedule patients and provide:
    • Physician order Medical history including current labs
    • Insurance information/Referrals 

 

Scheduling 

To schedule a procedure please call (804) 828-0093. Twenty-four hours notice is necessary for some procedures. Please provide appropriate insurance and referrals. Please provide at least 24-hours notice if unable to make an appointment. Fees will be charged for appointments not cancelled.

 

Leadership and Contacts

Director of Apheresis: Susan D. Roseff, MD
Director of Transfusion Medicine: Kimberly W. Sanford, MD
Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis: Elizabeth Godbey, MD

Susan Roseff, MD [View Image]

Susan Roseff, MD

Department Vice Chair Division Chair, CP

Susan Roseff, MD [View Image]

Susan Roseff, MD

Department Vice Chair Division Chair, CP

Pathology

Vice Chair of Pathology;
Chair of the Division of Clinical Pathology;
Medical Director of Apheresis;
Associate Director of the Resident Training Program;
Professor of Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-0255

Fax: (804) 828-6156

Email: Susan.Roseff@vcuhealth.org

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Justin Dalton, MD [View Image]

Justin Dalton, MD

Immunopathology, Hematopathology & Transfusion Med

Justin Dalton, MD [View Image]

Justin Dalton, MD

Immunopathology, Hematopathology & Transfusion Med

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Director of Clinical Immunology

Phone: (804) 828-5389

Fax: (804) 828-8177

Email: Justin.Dalton@vcuhealth.org

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Elizabeth Godbey, MD [View Image]

Elizabeth Godbey, MD

Transfusion Medicine

Elizabeth Godbey, MD [View Image]

Elizabeth Godbey, MD

Transfusion Medicine

Pathology

Assistant Professor of Pathology;
Associate Director of Apheresis;
Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine

Phone: (804) 828-3443

Email: Elizabeth.Godbey@vcuhealth.org

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Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD [View Image]

Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD

Hematopathology & Transfusion Medicine

Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD [View Image]

Guanhua Lai, MD, PhD

Hematopathology & Transfusion Medicine

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-7828

Fax: (804) 828-2812

Email: Guanhua.Lai@vcuhealth.org

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Kimberly Sanford, MD [View Image]

Kimberly Sanford, MD

Transfusion Medicine

Kimberly Sanford, MD [View Image]

Kimberly Sanford, MD

Transfusion Medicine

Pathology

Associate Professor of Pathology;
Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine;
Medical Director of Stony Point Laboratory;
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Phone: (804) 828-2745

Fax: (804) 828-0876

Email: Kimberly.Sanford@vcuhealth.org

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David Wilkinson, MD, PhD [View Image]

David Wilkinson, MD, PhD

Transfusion Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics

David Wilkinson, MD, PhD [View Image]

David Wilkinson, MD, PhD

Transfusion Medicine & Molecular Diagnostics

Pathology

Professor Emeritus of Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-0184

Fax: (804) 827-1078

Email: David.Wilkinson@vcuhealth.org

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