Know your options

Deciding on the right vascular access device option for you goes far beyond the treatment itself—it may provide advantages to your lifestyle and comfort, as well as the long-term health of the veins in your hands and arms.

The PortReady™ Program

The PortReady™ Program is a patient-information initiative focused on helping you, or a loved one, as you start apheresis therapy treatment. Apheresis therapy isn’t always easy, but we believe choosing the right vascular access device is an important first step. The PortReady™ Program is a resource that provides you with information regarding port placement, access, and care. The right information can help you to be PortReady™.

The Apheresis Therapy Process

Apheresis is a medical procedure that involves removing blood from a patient or donor and separating the blood into individual components. Once separated, the blood component that contains disease-provoking elements is removed. The remaining blood components are then re-introduced back into the bloodstream. Talk to your healthcare team for further information about what’s best for you.

9 out of 10 patients

surveyed stated that port use improved their quality of life due to decreased pain associated with venipuncture, need for fewer needle sticks, and quicker blood withdraws.1

87 diseases

are currently being treated using apheresis therapy.2

1 C. Chernecky. “Satisfaction Versus Dissatisfaction with Venous Access Devices in Out Patient Oncology: A Pilot Study”. Oncology Nursing Forum 28:10:2001 pp 1631-1616. N=24

2  Schwartz J, Padmanabhan A, Aqui N et al. (2016) “Guidelines on the Use of Therapeutic Apheresis in Clinical Practice–Evidence‐Based Approach from the Writing Committee of the American Society for Apheresis: The Seventh Special Issue”. 31(3):145-338.