Expert says transplantation should continue during COVID-19 pandemic
A speaker at the virtual Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care: International Summit discussed transplantation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing transplantation benefits may outweigh any potential risks. Olivia Kates, MD, of the division of allergy and infectious diseases at the University of Washington, told the audience it is important to reflect on what the current data convey about transplantation, and how patients with kidney disease requiring dialysis have been impacted by the virus.
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