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Latest update

26 June 2020

During these uncertain and difficult times, we're working with the medical community and partners to provide you up to date information about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are part of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology COVID-19 National Working Group which is responding to the COVID-19 Crisis – we will ensure the needs and concerns of patients are being heard, and that the information we bring you is up to date and backed by the clinical community.

  • Transplant patients and COVID-19 prevention and treatment - Recommendations from the CARI Kidney guidelines group have been released. These information sheets for patients are based on the CARI Evidence Summary: Clinical care of people with a kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant during a COVID-19 pandemic.

    Download the infographic. Download the summary sheet.

  • In Australia, there have been 13 reported cases among kidney patients to date (10/06/2020) with no new cases since 15 May.
  • The antiviral drug, remdesivir, has been given conditional recommendation but only if used in a clinical trial. It is not being recommended for widespread use as there is not enough evidence.

COVID-19 and your kidney health

Your COVID-19 questions answered

Watch Dr Shilpa Jesudason discuss COVID-19 and kidney disease, answering the kidney communities most asked questions.

How to stay safe during COVID-19

 We went live on Facebook with Dr Shilpa Jesudason to talk about how you can stay safe during COVID-19, watch here.

Other useful links

Health Professional Webinars

We're hosting regular webinars for health professionals to help inform them on how to care for kidney patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.

Want more information?

There is a large amount of unverified information circulating on social media. It is important that you seek information on coronavirus from trusted sources.

Australian Government

Visit the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Information Page. This page is regularly updated with the latest information.

If you have questions about coronavirus please call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

World Health Organisation

The WHO has a large range of global resources and information visit the World Health Organisation Advice for the Public Page.

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Health professionals can get up-to-date information and best practice care advice on the COVID-19 Evidence website.

Transplant Australia

Transplant Australia have resources, videos and updates on staying safe with your transplant visit their website.

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