In case of diagnosis of COVID-19, donor must be excluded from donation. At this time, it is not possible to give recommendations when such an individual can be cleared for donation.

In case of close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 donor shall be excluded from donation for at least 21 days. Donor should be closely monitored for the presence of COVID-19.

In case of travel to high-risk areas for COVID-19 (as defined by health authorities*) or being a close contact with person travelling from such an area, donor shall be excluded from donation for at least 21 days.

If possible, ensure that an alternative stem cell source will be available. 

Donors within 21 days before donation should practice good hygiene (see: Box 1. The WHO recommendations) and avoid crowded places and large group gatherings.

Prepared by: Jan Styczynski, Malgorzata Mikulska, Per Ljungman
Approved by: Nicolaus Kröger, Rafael Duarte, Harry Dolstra, Andreu Gusi
EBMT, 1 March 2020