SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Serology Testing in a 3-Month-Old Organ Donor: A Case Report and Review of Available Literature

Susan Nelson, Christopher C. Curran, David L. Sutcliffe, George Rofaiel, Yeh Chung Chang, Larry Easterling, R. Patrick Wood

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Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a highly prevalent infectious disease. Currently, organs are not being transplanted from donors who are SARS-CoV-2 positive. It remains unclear as to how to differentiate active from recovered patients. We report our recent experience of a 3-month-old deceased organ donor who died as the result of an anoxic brain injury after a cardiopulmonary arrest (presumed sudden infant death syndrome). The child was born to a mother presumed to have coronavirus disease 2019. The donor tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction and positive for SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin A antibodies. We suspect this is the first known report of its kind and noteworthy for the organ donation and transplantation community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2435-2437
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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