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Transplant Centers Adjust Policies, Take Precautions during COVID-19

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As COVID-19 started to take hold in countries like China and Italy, Marian Michaels, MD, MPH, thought the transplant community in the United States and Canada would benefit from having information about the then-rising epidemic so they could establish solid plans for their patients and programs. She had no idea how prescient that decision would be.

Michaels, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, gathered fellow infectious disease transplant experts to publish a framework for keeping patients and hospital staffs safe during an outbreak of COVID-19 (1). Michaels noted that individual transplant centers may