DOI of the published article https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-49742021000100016
Decline in organ donations and transplants in Ceará in the COVID-19 pandemic: a descriptive study, April – June 2020
Keywords:Transplantation, Tissue and Organ Procurement, Tissue Donors, Pandemics, Coronavirus Infections
Objective: To describe organ donations and transplants in Ceará, Brazil, after the COVID-19 pandemic decree. Methods: Descriptive study using data from the Brazilian Organ Transplantation Association. The number of donors and transplants from April to June 2020 was compared to the same period in 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. Results: In the first half of 2020, the state registered 72 effective donors. Of these, 17 (23.6%) in the second quarter. Of the 352 transplants in the first half of 2020, 37 (10.7%) occurred in the second quarter. Compared the period from April to June 2019, there was a reduction of 67.9% and 89.3% in the number of donors and transplants, respectively, in the same period of 2020. Conclusion: The number of donors and transplants in Ceará showed an important decline in the three months following the COVID-19 pandemic decree, especially for kidney, heart and corneal transplants.
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