Apheresis Equipment

More children at Queensland Children’s Hospital with chronic illnesses can receive plasma exchange treatment using an apheresis machine funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This life-saving treatment involves the removal of a patient’s own plasma and replacing it with donated plasma. This equipment has provided critical support for patients like Kaia, who suffers from a rare disease in her kidneys which causes scar tissue to develop and prevents them from filtering waste out of the blood. To improve her kidney function, Kaia underwent plasma exchange treatment three times each week using the apheresis machine.

Read more about Kaia’s story

Other ways you can help

Everything we do for sick and injured kids is made possible by the generosity and support of our donors, partners and the community.