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Coronavirus (COVID-19). Advice for patients waiting on a transplant.

25 March 2020

People who are on a transplant waiting list, but not on immunosuppressants are not in the ‘high risk’ category of people who are being asked to completely self-isolate.  A few people on urgent or super-urgent waiting lists will need particular protection, but these individuals are likely to be in hospital and should receive any support they need from hospital staff. 

 

If you are on a Transplant Waiting List 

Almost all people on a transplant waiting list will still be at increased risk due to their medical condition and so, while they do not need to self-isolate completely, they should follow the advice being given to those who are over 70 years old, pregnant or with a medical condition making them eligible for the flu jab.  

At the moment, this means currently they should stay at home as much as possible and only go out for necessary trips, such as food shopping, medication or exercise, and should avoid social contact with other people while they are out. 

Please follow the social distancing advice on the NHS Inform website

 

More information

Further information on coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website

Or call the NHS Inform helpline on 0800 028 2816.