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Interim Guidance on Blood Supply:

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/maintaining-a-safe-and-adequate-blood-supply-during-the-pandemic-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-(covid-19)

Protecting the Blood Supply During Infectious Disease Outbreaks Guidance Document (2019):

https://thalassaemia.org.cy/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/9789241515214-eng.pdf 

Quick Links:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do:

https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY

Technical Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/infection-prevention-and-control

Situation Reports and Dashboard:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

How to Use Masks:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Q&A on smoking and COVID-19:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-smoking-and-covid-19

Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-pregnancy-childbirth-and-breastfeeding

Myth busters:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Advice on the use of masks in the community, during home care and in healthcare settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-healthcare-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak

The US Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) are responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

All the latest information on COVID-19 from the ECDC are available here:

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

The European Commission’s top priorities are safeguarding the health and well-being of our citizens and using all of the tools at its disposal.

This is why it is taking all necessary steps to coordinate with Member States and to facilitate the supply of protective and medical equipment across Europe.

Read more
EU Commision Informational Leaflet


The correct treatment and management of patients with red blood cells disorders may be challenging, given the rapid spread of the pandemia and lack of literature so far.

At this crucial stage, efforts are being devoted by different initiatives for the generation of indications, all gathered in one page by EuroBloodNet:

https://eurobloodnet.eu/news/99/covid-19-infection-and-red-blood-cell-disorders

To help keep you informed, ASH has created a collection of resources for haematologists, available here:

https://www.hematology.org/covid-19
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