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November 2021, Volume 15, Issue No. 3

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Cadaveric Bone Donation amid COVID-19 Pandemic: An Unstoppable Chronicle in Uncharted Waters


We would like to share a scenario in cadaveric bone donation for bone banking activities after the emergence of Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) in early March 2020. COVID-19 is the genesis for an ongoing pandemic of respiratory illness, which is affecting potential donation in the country. As warned by World Health Organization (WHO), possible modes of transmission are close contact, droplet, airborne, fomite, faecal-oral, blood-borne, mother-to-child and animal-to-human. To date, there is no report on donor-related COVID-19 infections1. The risk of developing COVID-19 from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infected cadaveric donor is still unknown. Therefore, tissue donation must adhere to strict protocols and extreme precaution is necessary when considering cadaveric donors for bone donation.

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