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What is therapeutic phlebotomy?
Some individuals require withdrawal of blood for treatment of a medical condition. Some conditions require a doctor’s prescription for therapeutic phlebotomy. Other conditions may require enrollment into a special program with or without a doctor’s prescription.
What diseases are treated with therapeutic phlebotomy?
Polycythemia vera, secondary polycythemia, porphyria cutanea tarda. Other diseases which may benefit from therapeutic phlebotomy can be ordered per individual doctor discretion. A discussion with a Carter BloodCare medical director may be needed in special circumstances.
How often can therapeutic phlebotomy be performed?
Depending on your condition, therapeutic phlebotomy may be performed a few times a year or every two to eight weeks.
How do I make an appointment for a therapeutic phlebotomy?
Therapeutic phlebotomy appointments are currently offered at all Carter BloodCare donor centers. For scheduling an appointment for Polycythemia Vera or other diagnosed blood disorders, please call 817-412-5308.