SARS-COV2 Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients and the Risk of Transfusion Infection SARS-COV2,VM et al. (Transfusion 2 May 202O; doi: 10.1111 / trf.15841) Compiled by: Dr. Aylin İrem Somun (Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology)
Consequently, detection of RNAemia does not mean that blood transmission may occur. It is not known whether the blood given in the transfusion contains live viruses that can cause hematogenous transmission.
To date, hematogenous transmission has not been demonstrated for SARS-COV2, similar to the other two coronaviruses (SARS-COV and MERS-CoV) that have occurred in the past 20 years.