Osteoarthritis Leuko Pak / Whole Blood / Plasma
Osteoarthritis the most common form of degenerative arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide, which causes the loss of cartilage, eventually progresses to development of painful bony spurs and cysts in the joints that are affected. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
Leuko paks are obtained when they become available to our network of clinicians, by a donation process where blood is withdrawn from the donor via leukapheresis utilizing an apheresis machine such as the COBE Spectra Optia®. The donor’s white blood cells are selectively collected and the remaining blood is reinfused to the body. We can also collect whole blood and plasma samples from the patients. Some disease types may have a long backorder depending on the frequency of the disease occurrence in the general population.
HumanCells’ Osteoarthritis products are obtained from patient donors who are fully consented and IRB approved.