COVID-19 Infections in Transplant Recipients: A Multi-center Registry (BCCH Site Protocol) 

Project Summary

Organ transplant recipients are at higher risk of viral infections. Little is known about how organ transplant recipients are affected by COVID-19 and whether their disease course is different than in the general population. Through this Canada wide-registry we will collect information on adult and children organ transplant recipients who were infected with COVID-19 and how they were affected by the disease.

This will be a prospective, multi-center study conducted at multiple sites across Canada with central co-ordination by the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Hana Mitchell is the principal investigator at the BC Children's Hospital Site.  

Project Status

Status: Active, data collection completed
Study Start Date: August 7, 2020
Study End Date: June 15, 2022

Study Enrollment Status: Enrollment closed
Start Date: August 7, 2020
End Date: June 15, 2022

Project Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Hana Mitchell


Mark Chilvers, UBC Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics
Tom Blydt-Hansen , UBC/Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics
Orelee Guttman, UBC Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics
Connie Yang, UBC Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics
Kathryn R Armstrong, UBC Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics
Manish Sadarangani, UBC Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics

Research Team Members

Monica Ho, Research Coordinator

Enrollment Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion criteria at BC Children’s Hospital are as follows:

  • Paediatric SOT recipients who are on at least one immunosuppressive medication at the time of COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Microbiologically-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 infection
  • Participants are already enrolled in HOPE SOT registry (H16-01140) at the time of COVID-19 diagnosis.

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