COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information for Transplant Professionals. This is a dedicated area for all documents holding key information regarding the Coronavirus and professional practice.

These documents provide information about COVID-19 for transplant professionals. The current advice is changing daily and professionals are advised to refer to NHS and government resources for the most up to date advice.

Emerging evidence on COVID-19 for solid organ donation and transplantation.

BTS and the Centre of Evidence in Transplantation have collaborated to provide an open access repository of current and emerging evidence for solid organ donors, recipients and potential recipients in the context of COVID-19.

This is held within the Transplant Library linked below.

Guidance Documents

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Information for Transplant Professionals    I   22nd Edition

NHS Blood & Transplant/BTS latest advice on COVID-19 vaccination in transplant recipients and patients waiting for a transplant

OTDT/BTS guidance on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in adult solid organ and islet transplant wait-listed patients and adult living donor transplant recipients

Vaccination against COVID-19: FAQs for clinicians and patients

Pan-London Ethics Group Kidney transplantation and patients who decline SARS-CoV-2 vaccination

OTDT-BTS Guidance to support prioritisation of adult and paediatric transplant recipients in the context of FSSA recommendations

Guidance on the management of transplant recipients diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID19

OTDT / BTS guidance for clinicians on consent for solid organ and islet transplantation in adults, children and young people and living organ donation in the context of COVID-19

Resources for transplant trainees during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Kidney Patients Webinar

17th June between 16.00-17.30

Joint BTS, UKKA (UK Kidney Association), RSM and KRUK (Kidney Research UK) webinar on ‘COVID-19 vaccinations in kidney patients’ 

The webinar aims to provide information on:

  1. UK data on immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in dialysis, transplant and patients with glomerulonephritis
  2. Registry data on vaccine take up and infections, together with outlining subsequent time lines for reporting
  3. Details of the PROTECT study.


COVID-19 Update Webinar 2

Who to transplant and when?

COVID-19 Update Webinar 1

Managing transplant patients with COVID-19