- By Dana Sparks
Connecting Patients: COVID-19 and transplant patients
Mayo Clinic Connect is an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you. You can also read Mayo Clinic expert blogs and take part in educational events.
"As a kidney transplant recipient I have been extra vigilant/worried about protecting myself as COVID-19 spreads. Like most transplant patients I am used to washing my hands, carrying hand-sanitizer, avoiding sick people, getting flu shots, etc. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused me to take additional steps to try to remain safe but I am worried for my health. I would like to hear what you are doing to stay safe and how you are feeling." - Jolinda, Mayo Clinic Connect member
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"During this period of stay at home isolation, healthy at home, safe social distancing – whatever the terminology – I have learned a lot from what everyone who has shared here. I want to say "Thank You" to each and everyone who has participated in this discussion." - Rosemary, Mayo Clinic Connect member
"I am 3.5 years post-transplant and am being very cautious. I have not been out in weeks except for walks in my neighborhood, which is a very spread out neighborhood. Only time will tell what the recommendations will be, particularly for those of us with risk factors, such as taking immunosuppressants. We are all in this together, and dealing with it the best we can. It is a major inconvenience but I value my health over going out and doing things." JK, Mayo Clinic Connect member
For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more information and COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.