The ISHLTConnect COVID-19 Community is an open community, including ISHLT members and ISHLT non-members. If you are a non-member and wish to participate in the discussion, please click here to complete the registration form for a temporary guest account.

The purpose of the Community is to allow healthcare professionals to engage with peers, share resources and experiences.

  • Current COVID-19 recommendations
  • Prevention of COVID-19 infection in transplant recipients
  • Management of transplant recipients COVID-19 infection, including decisions regarding immunosuppression
  • Donor evaluation and selection strategies, including donor testing algorithms
  • Waitlist management for transplant candidates including the safety of desensitization protocols and temporary inactivation

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Latest Discussion Posts

  • Dear ISHLT colleagues in the heart transplant space, Our fellow Dr Ben Sadeh is interested in learning about current practices related to donor selection in the context of ongoing high COVID infection rates in the general population. Please consider ...

  • The ISHLT COVID-19 Task Force has developed new SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Heart and Lung Transplantation: Recommendations , in which they continue to recommend the vaccination of transplant patients. This all-new document includes a response to the ...

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    Post vaccine ARDS

    Hello All, We have a 61 y/o woman 3.5 years post bilateral lung transplant for LAM. Had early post transplant AMR with DQ2 treated with pusle steroids, PE, IVIg, ritux. cleared DSA and had been doing well with no CLAD. One day after Pfizer vaccine, developed ...

  • Hi Everyone (cross posted from AST sorry if you're getting this twice!) I am wondering if any centres can share their steroid dosing strategies in lung transplant recipients diagnosed with COVID. Specifically we are wondering: 1. Are your lung ...

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    COVID-19 guidance

    Dear colleagues,  The ISHLT COVID-19 Task Force met recently and revised our guidance document with the following main changes:  - COVID-19 vaccination - updated donor/recipient selection criteria - updated therapeutics section The guidance document ...

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