COVID-19 Resource Community

ASTCT Resources for COVID-19

ASTCT Headquarters is closely monitoring the developing news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and our community. We want you to know that we are placing the highest priority on the health and safety of all of our members and their patients and we will make decisions moving forward with the input of public health officials.

This community contains up-to-date information and resources to help you stay informed as the situation progresses. These resources are available to the public, however, you will need to log in to your ASTCT member account or create a guest account to participate in discussions or reply to blog posts. Click here to login or create a guest account. PLEASE NOTE: All users (member and guest) are required to accept the ASTCT terms of use and privacy policy when creating an account. Click here to learn more about using the features in this community.

Patient Guidelines

Members of ASTCT's Infectious Disease SIG have developed interim guidelines for COVID-19 management of HCT and cellular therapy patients. These guidelines will be modified as new information becomes available, including more data on epidemiology and clinical outcomes, and efficacy of drug therapies including clinical trial outcomes of novel therapeutics. Click here to view updated guidelines.

Event Updates and Webinars

As this is an evolving situation, we will keep our website updated with the latest news and information related to all of our upcoming events. Additionally, due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19, some speakers at upcoming meetings will be required to present their sessions virtually. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your attendance at events, you may direct them to info@astct.org.

ASTCT is in the process of developing additional educational webinars to share updates and resources. Click here to view upcoming COVID-19 related content. Recordings of past webinars can be found here.

News and Updates

In addition to our educational resources, please visit NUCLEUS or this community's blog for more information and updates.

External Resources

As we receive additional patient guidelines, updates from the CDC or WHO, or policy updates, that information will be posted to the resource library within this community. 

CIBMTR Data Reporting for COVID-19: In an effort to inform centers, clinicians and patients about the impact of the pandemic on transplant and cellular therapy recipients, CIBMTR has made several alterations to forms and reporting to facilitate collection and dissemination of data on COVID-19 infections. See CIBMTR website for more details: www.cibmtr.org

The Transplant Associated Learning Network Team (TALNT) has an international COVID-19 Working Group used to aid in the exchange of institutional practices and resources regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are interested in joining this network, please email Hannah Ingraham at Hannah.ingraham@cchmc.org.

Discussion Forum

You can use the discussion forum within this community to connect and share information and updates from within your institution.


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News and Announcements

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 24th that it will allow physicians to use convalescent plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients in patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. This ...

  • On Monday, leaders from ASTCT sent a letter to several members of Congress, urging them to to ensure the implementation of the Defence Production Act (DPA) to manufacture of necessary medical equipment to combat COVID-19. Click here to read more

  • The ASTCT Executive Committee has been focused on the impact of COVID-19 on transplantation and cellular therapy patients.  We are working with our partner organizations and BMT centers to promote and share information that is critical to our members ...

  • The federal government is currently taking a number of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 13, 2020 the President of the United States issued a  proclamation  on declaring a national emergency concern on the coronavirus outbreak. ...

  • Right now, the world is facing an unprecedented crisis. COVID-19 presents unique challenges for people of all walks of life, but especially for healthcare workers. During this time, it is critically important to remain calm and safe. First and foremost, ...

DISCUSSION FORUM

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