Committed to supporting education

Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) are committed to supporting education within the field of apheresis, and develop educational tools to support both our clinical colleagues as well as our patients and donors.

Anticoagulant e-learning 

A module for health professionals who perform procedures such as peripheral blood stem cell collection, plasma exchange, red cell exchange and donor apheresis.

It comprises learning exercises covering using anticoagulants, rationale for their use, mode of action, recognising and managing side effects. 

Custom priming the Terumo Spectra Optia® video

This video is a quick guide to support your clinical practice and covers the key points you need to consider when performing a custom prime. Please refer to the Terumo BCT operator manual, along with your organisation's policies and procedures.


Consent for transfusion video

This video covers the key points to consider when obtaining valid consent for the transfusion of blood components. Pleas refer, also, to your organisation's policies and the BSH standards for the administration of blood components

White cell depletion video

This video provides the key points to assist you in preparing and programming the Terumo Spectra Optia® to perfom a white cell depletion. It should be used in conjunction with your organisation's policies and procedures and Terumo BCT operator manuals.


For patients


For donors 



If you have any queries about our educational materials or our work to develop these,  please email the TAS National Administrator at