Organ Transplantations Dropped Sharply During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Study Finds

May 13, 2020

(CNN) – During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of organ transplantations fell dramatically, according to a study published Monday.  In early April, the number of deceased donor organ transplants dropped by 51.1% in the United States and 90.6% in France when compared to a month earlier, the study said. Kidney transplantations had the greatest decrease in numbers, but heart, lung and liver transplantations also had substantial reductions, the authors said.