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Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving Lungs Infected With Coronavirus – The New York Times

In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a pair of donated lungs led to Covid-19 in an organ recipient, according to doctors at the University of Michigan….

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We want the transplant community to be aware that this can happen, and also that there may be things we can do to improve our success in screening patients for Covid, said the surgeon, Dr. Jules Lin, an author of the report and the surgical director of the lung transplant program at Michigan Medicine, the health system of the University of Michigan.
The report said that medical professionals should consider testing lung donors for the coronavirus using a sample from their lower respiratory tract,…

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