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Pancreas Transplant

Pancreas Transplant

Pancreas transplantation is an option for patients with type 1 diabetes who have difficulty with labile blood (quick and wide swings in blood sugar level from high to low and from low to high) but aren’t able to detect when their glucose levels are dropping. In some cases, a pancreas transplant can also be done for patients with Type II diabetes.

A pancreas transplant can be performed in these situations:

  • At the same time as a kidney transplant (from a deceased donor) when both organs are required
  • After a living donor kidney transplant has occurred
  • To replace a pancreas for patients who do not have kidney disease associated with their diabetes.
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Pancreas Transplant

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Pancreas Transplant

Pancreas Transplant

Pancreas transplantation is an option for patients with type 1 diabetes who have difficulty with labile blood (quick and wide swings in blood sugar level from high to low and from low to high) but aren’t able to detect when their glucose levels are dropping. In some cases, a pancreas transplant can also be done for patients with Type II diabetes.

A pancreas transplant can be performed in these situations:

  • At the same time as a kidney transplant (from a deceased donor) when both organs are required
  • After a living donor kidney transplant has occurred
  • To replace a pancreas for patients who do not have kidney disease associated with their diabetes.

Commitment to Research

  • The pancreas transplant program at UVA was started in 1988 and is one of the busiest in Virginia. We have performed more than 125 pancreas transplants, many on high-risk patients.

    Our primary goal is to improve your quality of life. Many of our patients have participated in our medical and drug studies, including drug studies looking at ways to reduce and manage the effects of organ transplant rejection and reduce complications from those drugs. See more about our transplant research.

Pancreas Transplant Data

1-Year Survival Rate

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At UVA, our statistics offer you a way to make the best choice you can when you're choosing where to go to have your transplant. 







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Keys to Success: Support

  • You’ll have a team of doctors, transplant coordinators, social workers, financial counselors and more working to ensure you receive the best care possible. And we’ll work closely with your referring and primary doctor, who is an important member of your transplant team.

    Find out more about how we support you through the transplant process.

Transplant Questions?

Do you have questions about transplant? Problems with your transplant center?

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services line to help.

Call the toll-free line at 888.894.6361.

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