Photopheresis treatment can improve symptoms by treating white blood cells with ultraviolet-A (UVA) light. During a photopheresis treatment, a patient is connected to an instrument that collects white blood cells. These white blood cells are treated with medication that is then activated by brief exposure to UVA light. The treated blood cells are then promptly returned to the patient’s bloodstream.
Photopheresis is done in repeated treatments that reduce symptoms over time. Our physicians personalize each patient’s treatment schedule based on the severity of symptoms and the response to treatment. Common conditions treated include graft-versus-host disease and solid organ transplantation rejection.
Photopheresis service features state-of-the-art equipment with customized options and a unique treatment path for our patients including:
Customized treatment parameters based on initial patient assessment
Real-time response to emerging treatment
Combines state-of-the-art technologies in a single, integrated, closed system
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Appointments at our Photopheresis Clinic require physician referral. To schedule a visit, please refer your physician to our online Request an Appointment form.
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Use our online service below or call (614) 722-8860 to request an appointment