Covid-19

Pandemic hits tissue transplants

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  • The opportunities to recover donated tissue from the deceased for transplants have decreased sharply, reports Swedish Radio News.
  • The National Board of Forensic Medicine which retrieves around a quarter of all donated tissue in Sweden stood completely still for large parts of 2020.
  • The pandemic has also affected the waiting list for transplants -from around 3 to almost 6 months, says Swedish Cornea Register.