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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 8, 2020

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

This word is from IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS by Jan Karon.

1. apheresis – “He had quartered in Memphis with Cynthia for weeks, giving over his stem cells through apheresis, standing watch at Henry’s bedside and feeling in an odd and confusing way that he was fighting for his own life.”

I’m rather glad I’ve had no need to know the meaning of this word.  Apheresis means the removal of blood plasma from the body by the withdrawal of blood, its separation into plasma and cells, and the reintroduction of the cells.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2020 7:20 am

    Always good to see your Wondrous Words post, so I know it’s Wednesday! LOL

  2. April 8, 2020 8:28 am

    Ten years or so ago, there was an experimental procedure that used apheresis. I volunteered to do it for a woman dying of cancer in Germany who was a perfect genetic match. It took two days to get the cells they needed, and then the cells were sent to Germany for the woman. I did it two different times, but, sadly, the woman passed away anyway.

  3. April 8, 2020 8:48 am

    Didn’t know this word.

  4. April 8, 2020 3:10 pm

    That’s something to be grateful for today… that you didn’t know this word!

  5. April 8, 2020 4:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing, that’s an interesting one.

  6. April 8, 2020 7:57 pm

    Kathy, I didn’t know the meaning of this one, either. I hope you are enjoying IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS.

  7. April 12, 2020 11:23 am

    Yes, sometimes not having to know something is the best reward!

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