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COVID-19: Clinical Advice

The following advice is provided for clinical staff involved in facilitating organ and tissue donation in the UK.

It is general guidance so please always check the latest Government COVID-19 advice for up to date national guidance as well as any local policies which may be applicable.

Because the situation is changing rapidly, please revisit this site to find the latest version of any guidance.

Clinical enquiries and questions should be directed as appropriate to: regional organ donation teams or Regional Clinical Leads for Organ Donation, national organ retrieval service leads, or transplant centres.

Advice for patients

Read the latest COVID-19 Bulletin

Transplant centre closures and restrictions

Transplant centre closures

Some UK transplant centres have temporarily closed or had restrictions placed upon them in response to COVID-19.

Find out the latest transplant centre closures and restrictions.

Guidance documents and videos

Reporting incidences of COVID-19

In order to capture and appropriately use and share real-time information on confirmed COVID-19 in transplanted patients and those on transplant waiting lists, please use the reporting forms in the drop down menu below.

The first form collects information at presentation and the second facilitates follow-up with an outcome at or before 30 days later.

COVID-19 cases in wait list and organ transplant patients

View a map of cases reported to date - by NHS region and organ

Please note: data are as reported to NHSBT by transplant centres and are likely to be incomplete/lagging in real time.

Daily donor and transplant report

Daily organ donation and transplantation figures for the UK. Reports will be published Monday - Friday.