Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA - Third update
This document provides an update on the safety of substances of human origin (SoHO) in relation to COVID-19. It reassesses the risk and proposes revised mitigation measures for preventing transmission through SoHO.
The report concludes that the risk of COVID-19 transmission via SoHO is negligible, except for lung and potentially intestine transplantation [1,2]. Mitigation measures should follow general guidelines for respiratory diseases. Specific criteria are outlined for SoHO donors, and non-standard donors require informed consent and monitoring. More stringent measures can be implemented based on local epidemiological conditions. General recommendations from public health authorities should be followed to protect personnel and donors against COVID-19.