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What is plasmapheresis for an incompatible kidney transplant?

Plasmapheresis is a procedure utilized when a kidney transplant recipient’s bloodstream has high levels of antibodies that might attack a donor kidney and cause rejection. The procedure involves removing these antibodies to levels low enough to facilitate a safe kidney transplant.

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