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Plasmapheresis machine in use. Close-up of a plasmapheresis machine being used to remove blood plasma from blood. This machine is used for the removal, treatment and return of blood plasma from the bloodstream. It is commonly used to treat conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and lupus but is also used in plasma donation, where it removes plasma from the blood before returning the remaining blood cells to the donor's body.
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