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.
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.
- Re-opening of Transplant Programmes - issues for consideration (published 20 May 2020)
- KAG guidance for re-opening or expansion of kidney transplant programs and COVID-19 (published 18 May 2020)
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.
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.