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Kidney Transplants Are Cancelled or Rescheduled during COVID-19 Pandemic

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take hold, kidney transplantation programs across the United States and elsewhere have been canceling or postponing many procedures, moving to telephone or video visits with patients, and emphasizing the importance of handwashing and social distancing in their quest to keep their patients safe.

“There’s a lot of unknowns about how SARS-CoV-2 will intersect with organ transplantation,” said Ajit Limaye, MD, professor of medicine and director of the transplant infectious disease program at the University of Washington in Seattle, during an international COVID-19 Town Hall webinar sponsored by the United Network for Organ Sharing, the