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1) Blood cells:
Cell components in blood, including RBC, WBC, and platelets.
The fluid component in blood, containing water, albumin, and fibrinogen. Most hepatitis C virus in the blood exists in plasma.
The injection needle is punctured in a vein of the arm or femur (thigh) of the patient lying in bed to prepare for removal of the blood outside the body (in some cases, a tube called a catheter is inserted into the vein).
The blood is taken outside the body through the tube. The blood is separated into cells and plasma by the first filter (membrane-type plasma separator), and plasma is sent to the second filter (membrane-type plasma component separator).
Hepatitis C virus is removed by the second filter.
Plasma from which hepatitis C virus has been removed is returned to the body together with the cells.