Donor-derived infections: Guidelines from the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice

Clin Transplant. 2019 Sep;33(9):e13547. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13547. Epub 2019 Apr 10.


These updated guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation will review the current state of the art of donor-derived infections. Specifically, the guideline will summarize standardized definitions and approaches to defining imputability, updated data on the epidemiology of donor-derived infections, and approaches to risk mitigation against transmission of infections. This update will additionally provide guidance on the use of HIV+ donors in HIV+ recipients, the use of HCV-viremic donors in non-viremic recipients, donors with endemic infections, and donors with bacteremia, meningitis, and encephalitis. Lastly, the guidance will summarize an approach to recipients with a suspected donor-derived infection.

Keywords: complication; donor-derived infections; donors and donation; infectious.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Communicable Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Communicable Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Communicable Diseases / etiology
  • Donor Selection / standards*
  • Humans
  • Organ Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Tissue Donors / supply & distribution*
  • Transplant Recipients


  • Anti-Infective Agents