An argument for a rational and balanced risk approach to transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • L Brannigan University of the Witwatersrand
  • J F Botha University of the Witwatersrand
Keywords: transplantation, COVID-19 pandemic, risk approach

Abstract

Since the December 2019 discovery of the SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare systems globally. Worldwide, even the most advanced and wellfunded healthcare systems have been found wanting with respect to their readiness to manage the pandemic and also to ensure the ongoing viability of other important health related services. While much of the media and medical community remains focussed on the direct impacts associated with the pandemic and on servicing the millions of patients afflicted with this disease, there is mounting evidence for the need of advocacy for the maintenance of services unrelated to COVID-19 care but which remain critical for millions of patients worldwide.1

Author Biographies

L Brannigan, University of the Witwatersrand

Wits Transplant, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, South Africa

J F Botha, University of the Witwatersrand

Wits Transplant, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, South Africa

Published
2020-10-19
How to Cite
Brannigan, L., & Botha, J. (2020). An argument for a rational and balanced risk approach to transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic. South African Journal of Surgery, 58(3), 130-132. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3446
Section
Perspective