The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty, especially among the transplant community. As always, CareDx is committed to doing all we can to support transplant patients and professionals. We are monitoring the latest COVID-19 Transplant news and keeping you up to date on services and resources that may be particularly helpful to you during this time.

COVID-19 News

Publication: COVID‐19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Initial Report from the US Epicenter
Solid organ transplant recipients may be at a high risk for SARS‐CoV2 infection and poor associated outcomes. We herein report…

Publication: Should COVID-19 Concern Nephrologists? Why and to What Extent? The Emerging Impasse of Angiotensin Blockade.
“…the risk of acquiring COVID-19 from organ donation is low. However, it has been shown that SARS-CoV-2 has a high…

Publication: COVID-19 in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Dr. Iaria Gandolfini, et al, share two cases of successful post-transplant management of COVID-19.

Publication: Controversies of renin–angiotensin system inhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic
Andrew M. South, et al, conclude that there may be concerns about discontinuing usage of ACEi & ARB medications, which…

Patient Resources

The COVID-19 Transplant Community Coalition
A central resource hub to help the transplant community navigate these uncertain times.

NKF Blog
By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient.

NKF News – Task Force for Inclusion Article
Of the more than 37 million people affected by kidney diseases in the United States, a disproportionate number are of…

NKF Clinical Digest – COVID-19
Current research regarding COVID-19 and its implications.

Overcoming COVID-19: Transplant Patient Patrick Gee Shares His Story
Kidney transplant re

The Transplant Patient in a New COVID-19 World
Transplant patient panel hosted by Trio & CareDx, May 15, 2020, 9:30 am Pacific.

COVID-19 Webinar for Transplant Patients
A patient panel co-hosted by NKF and CareDx, May 8, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm Pacific / 6:00-7:00 pm Eastern.

The Transplant Patient in a New COVID-19 World
A patient panel co-hosted by NKF and CareDx, April 10, 2020, 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern.

RemoTraC®
Home-Based Blood Draws for Transplant Patients CareDx brings remote solutions to the immunosuppressed transplant community to address COVID-19 concerns.

American Society of Transplantation (AST)
Regularly updated information for transplant recipients and candidates in English and Spanish.

Professional Resources

COVID‐19 in Kidney Transplant Recipients
There is minimal information on COVID‐19 in immunocompromised individuals.

Virtual Heart Transplant Abstract Sessions and Symposium on RemoTraC During the COVID-19 Era
Attend CareDx’s three virtual abstract sessions and symposiums on Wed., April 22, Thurs., April 23 and Fri the 24th.

New Trial: AlloSure® Guided Immuno-Optimization for COVID-19: An Early Experience (Al-COVE)
An observational case series of patients with solid organ transplants who have been admitted with suspected COVID-19 utilizing AlloSure dd-cf…

International COVID-19 Solid Organ Transplant Registry (C19TxR)
A centralized registry site for centers anywhere in the world. Free to use, open access, and web-based, with a real-time…

ISHLT Connect
The ISHLTConnect COVID-19 Community is an open community that allows healthcare professionals to engage with peers, share resources and experiences.

American Society of Transplantation (AST)
Regularly updated information for healthcare professionals on organ donation, transplantation, and patient care.

The Transplantation Society (TTS)
Transplant Infectious Disease group provides guidance on COVID-19 for transplant clinicians.  Review research and best practice recommendations for living donors,…

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
News and resources for organ procurement organizations and transplant hospitals about COVID-19.

US Department of Health & Human Services: Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
Information for transplant programs and OPOs regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus.