Special blood purification can improve the symptoms of post COVID, long COVID or long vax syndrome (treatment with immunoadsorption / HELP apheresis). Increased antibody levels against endogenous structures can be detected in patients with post COVID syndrome. Patient with post COVID or long vax syndrome may meet the criteria for ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome). Increased autoantibody levels can also be detected in patients with ME/CFS.

In various autoimmune diseases, special blood purification methods (e.g. immunoadsorption) are used efficiently to remove these antibodies.

Post-COVID patients or patients with ME/CFS have been successfully treated with special blood purification (immunoadsorption) in case reports and observational studies.

The German society for nephrology (DGfN) sees treatment with immunoadsorption as a rationale for possible effectiveness in post-COVID, but no evidence in the absence of study results.

So far, blood purification for therapy in post COVID syndrome has not been reimbursed by statutory health insurance and is carried out as an individual health service.

If you are interested, please contact: immunadsorption@dialyse-hannover.de



Our outpatient nephrology clinic in Hannover was founded in 1976 and was one of the first dialysis centres in Germany.

Today our team of expert nephrologists and skilled nurses is providing a high standard nephrology care at 9 locations in and around Hannover.

In addition, our lipdologists (lipid experts)  give advice for different lipid disorders and treatment options (e.g. apheresis).


Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need any advice or wish to receive treatment.


Contact: +49 (0) 511 54263-0 or anmeldung.heidering@dialyse-hannover.de

We offer

  • Nephrology (diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases)
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypertension
  • lipid disorders
  • single use of high quality equipment
  • all modalities (Hemodiafiltration, Hemodialysis)
  • ultra pure dialysate (all machines are equipped with second dialysate-filter)
  • overnight dialysis
  • separated treatment for patients with hepatitis C, hepatitis B or multiresistent bacteria like MRSA
  • support for all common systems (Baxter, Fresenius)
  • support for cycler-treatment
  • Lipoproteinapheresis for LDL or Lp(a)
  • Immunoadsorption for autoimmune diseases (e.g. myasthenia or multiple sclerosis)
  • Immunoadsorption for post covid, long covid, long vax or ME/CFS