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Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Male Urogenital Diseases | Nephrology | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases


There are numerous case reports and a handful of single center studies reporting on COVID‐19 in kidney transplant recipients. Most reports arise from the epicenters of where the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus was first detected such as New York City and Europe3. We in UNOS Region 1 experienced COVID‐19 weeks to a month later and questioned whether our experience was different. The programs within UNOS Region 1 have had a long history of sharing information in an attempt to mitigate the effect of viruses on our patients.


COVID-19, Kidney Transplantation, renal transplant, outcomes, virus

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© 2020 Steunstichting ESOT. Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd. This is a PDF file of an accepted manuscript that has been accepted for publication and posted with a 12-month embargo as allowed by the publisher’s author rights policy at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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Zimmerman A, Rogers R, Tan CS, Pavlakis M, Bodziak K, Cardarelli F, Francis J, Gabardi S, Germain M, Ghai S, Gilligan H, Goyal N, Malinis M, Patel H, Rodig N, Theodoropoulos NM, Walshe E, Wood E, Chobanian M. Expecting the unexpected: COVID-19 in Kidney Transplant Recipients within United Network for Organ Sharing Region 1. Transpl Int. 2020 Oct 1:10.1111/tri.13757. doi: 10.1111/tri.13757. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33000866; PMCID: PMC7536934. Link to article on publisher's site

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Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation


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