COVID-19: Information for Transplant Professionals

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ISHLT is compiling resources for transplant professionals related to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Email us at with suggestions for additional resources.

ISHLT COVID-19 Therapeutics Guidance
(4 April, 2023)

The latest update from ISHLT's COVID-19 Task Force, this document will review the available literature and make current recommendations on the use of these therapies in this at-risk population.

ISHLT/AST/ASTS Joint Statement About COVID-19 Vaccination In Organ Transplant Candidates and Recipients
(16 November, 2022)

The joint ISHLT/AST/ASTS statement on COVID-19 vaccines consists of the latest details and recommendations on vaccinations in organ transplant candidates and recipients, including updates from the Ethics Committee on vaccine access and institutional policies.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Heart and Lung Transplant Candidates and Recipients
(17 October, 2022)

This statement includes background information and recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination and pre-exposure prophylaxis in heart and lung transplant candidates and recipients.

Deceased donor and recipient selection for cardiothoracic transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic
(14 April, 2022)

Guidance Documents

Additional Webinars/Recordings

COVID Updates and Controversies Town Hall

Hosted by a number of transplant organizations from around the world, this webinar shared experiences to date and respond to the community's questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Topics included:

  • Transplanting COVID-Positive Donor Organs
  • Vaccines-Breakthrough infection, third doses, other ways to protect transplant patients, pros/cons of serologic testing, and vaccine mandates

View the recording on YouTube.

COVID-19: Organ Donation and Transplant Town Hall

A number of transplant organizations from around the world, including ISHLT, have partnered to present a COVID-19 webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities. Our goal is to share experiences to date and respond to your questions about the impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation.