COVID-19 Resources

Upcoming COVID-19 Webinars

The COVID-19 webinars are freely available for everyone. Please click on the links to register. If you can't make it, the webinar recordings are available with open access on ISBT Education


Live Journal Club: Impact of COVID-19 on blood centres in Zhejiang province ChinaYanli Ji, Xiaofan Zheng (China)June 30, 2020
Convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients: donor-, product- and patient challenges Arwa Al-Riyami (Oman), Silvano Wendel (Brazil), Evan Bloch (US)July 22, 2020

Recordings of COVID-19 webinars

Can we secure the blood supply in COVID-19? The Hong Kong experience by CK Lee

Click here to watch the recording of the webinar on ISBT Education

Click on the link to download CK Lee's ppt presentation

Singapore's experience on maintaining blood supply and keeping our donors and staff safe in the COVID-19 pandemic by Kam Wooi Seong

Click here to watch the recording of Kam Wooi Seong's webinar on ISBT Education

Vaccine development for COVID-19 by Hanneke Schuitemaker 

Click here to watch the recording of Hanneke's webinar on ISBT Education.

Blood supply during the outbreak of coronavirus: Experience from Guangzhou Blood Center by Yongshui Fu 

Click here to watch the recording of Yongshui Fu's webinar on ISBT Education.

ISBT Corporate Partner Educational webinar Terumo BCT: Exchanging experience and knowledge during COVID-19 pandemic with Michael Schmidt, Raymond Goodrich and Marcia Cardoso

Click here to watch the recording of the webinar on ISBT Education.

Update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak: Blood Collection and Safety Implications by Hua Shan, Louis M Katz and Mike Busch

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How do we secure a safe blood supply during the current Corona Crisis by Karin Magnussen, Flemming Bøgh-Sørensen, Vincenzo de Angelis and Cliif Numark

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Useful links

COVID-19 Publications

  1. Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19John D. Roback, Jeannette GuarnerJAMA. March 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4940
  2. Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent PlasmaChenguang Shen, Zhaoqin Wang, Fang Zhao et alJAMA. March 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4783
  3. The convalescent sera option for containing COVID-19Arturo Casadevall and Liise-anne PirofskiThe Journal of Clinical Investigation March 13, 2020, 10.1172/JCI138003
  4. The feasibility of convalescent plasma therapy in severe COVID-19 patients: a pilot studyKai Duan et alMedRxiv, March 23, 2020
  5. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in ChinaZunyou Wu, Jennifer M. McGooganJAMA. February 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2648
  6. Inactivation of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus in human plasma using amotosalen and ultraviolet A lightSalwa I. Hindawi et alTransfusion. 2018 Jan;58(1):52-59. doi: 10.1111/trf.14422

Guidance and regulatory documents per WHO region


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Eszter Herczenik

Eszter Herczenik

Scientific officer, ISBT