Medical

What should I do if I’ve been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? I risk possible infection because of my job. Can I still move forward with the donation process?

Contact with COVID-19

If anyone in your household or place of work starts to show COVID-19 symptoms, or you are told that you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please get in touch with your DKMS coordinator as soon as possible. Please also make sure you follow the latest government guidelines around self-isolating.

Higher risk of infection

You can still move forward with the donation process even if you run a higher risk of being exposed to COVID-19 due to your job e.g. you work in healthcare or hospitality. However, it is important that you inform your DKMS coordinator as soon as possible if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new and continuous cough and/or a loss of smell or taste. Please also inform your coordinator if you have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed to have or is suspected of having COVID-19.

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