Venesection

What is a venesection?

Venesection is removing blood from one’s blood circulation, usually through a puncture in the arm, for blood analysis or treatment for certain blood disorders.

The aims of the treatment are to decrease iron in the blood or decrease red blood cells.

Haemochromatosis, polycythemia and porphyria cutanea tarda are 3 disorders which require the treatment of venesection.