To serve the renal community at such a critical time, the European Renal Association - European Dialysis & Transplant Association (ETA-EDTA) Council has created a special section on the ERA-EDTA web site with up-to-date information and resources pertaining to this global pandemic.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES
We will update this page regularly with any official information we recieve.
Dr. Colm Magee, Consultant Nephrologist and Kidney Transplant Physician at Beaumont Hospital, answers questions about COVID-19 and the risks to Kidney and Transplant patients.
Professor George Mellotte, National Clinical Lead, HSE National Renal Office and Consultant Nephrologist at St. James' & Tallaght University Hospitals, talks about COVID-19 in relation to dialysis in Ireland.
Barbara Gillman, Irene Cronin and Oonagh Smith, Clinical Specialist Dietitians in Renal Medicine have developed 2 resources:
-Advice for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Kidney Disease (on dialysis) and Renal Transplants to reduce the risk of getting COVID–19 and ways to keep yourself from getting admitted to hospital at this critical time.
-Eating on Dialysis Days.
Local authorities have set up community supports to help people who are cocooning or self-isolating during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. A number of other initiatives have also been set up to help people who are affected by measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
This document lists the contact details for services that you might need over the coming weeks. It will be updated regularly as more services are set up.