Update: splenectomy have been added to the COVID-19 shielding list

Update: A number of Patients have contact us in the past 24 hours to says that splenectomy has now been added to the COVID-19 high risk shielding list and they have received a letter from the NHS.

During a webinar on 24 April, NHS England director of primary care Dr Nikki Kanani said: 'I know there's been confusion over splenectomy. Splenectomy is in the shielded patient list, and 45,000 patients who have had a splenectomy have been sent their letters already.

When more information becomes available we will update our advice for ITP Patients who have undergone a splenectomy..