Pancreas Transplant

Quick Facts

Who needs a transplant?

A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy pancreas from a deceased donor into a person whose pancreas no longer functions properly.

Pre - Transplant Evaluation

Several tests are required before going ahead with a transplantation process. These include the following:


  • Solitary pancreas transplant: The placement of a healthy pancreas into a recipient whose pancreas is no longer functioning properly.
  • Combined kidney –pancreas transplant. Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants for people with diabetes who have or are at risk of kidney failure.
  • Pancreatic islet cell transplant. Insulin-producing cells (islet cells) taken from a deceased donor’s pancreas are injected into a vein that takes blood to your liver. More than one injection of transplanted islet cells may be needed. This is a novel technique and efficiency is being evaluated.

Postoperative Care

Living with a Transplant