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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU)– Well being techniques proceed to cancel elective procedures and in-person appointments as a consequence of COVID-19 and organ donation is not any exception.
Based on UW Well being, the nation is doing about half as many transplants because it was in February.
It says the lower is due to danger to potential recipients, a lower in potential donors, and staffing and tools wants of well being techniques.
Those that take a look at optimistic for COVID-19 will not be in a position to donate organs as a consequence of infectious danger.
“COVID-19 is a fairly important an infection and the early information that we’re seeing on it has proven that for sufferers who’re immunosuppressed, whose immune system have been tricked to just accept an organ, are particularly inclined to it,” mentioned Nikole Neidlinger, the affiliate medical director of the UW Organ and Tissue Donation Program. “So, sadly anybody who’s testing optimistic for COVID or dying from COVID isn’t eligible to be an organ donor.”
UW Well being says it hopes by means of antibody testing sooner or later extra data will be discovered.
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