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The pancreas is an organ found in your abdomen behind your stomach. It has two main functions:
Pancreas transplant is an operation in which a functioning pancreas from a deceased donor is surgically placed in your body. You will be required to complete the same testing as a kidney transplant evaluation (plus additional tests) and complete a thorough evaluation before you can be placed on the national waiting list.
A simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant is performed for people who have end-stage kidney disease and complications related to diabetes.
A pancreas alone transplant is performed for people who have hypoglycemic unawareness or other complications from diabetes.
A candidate for pancreas transplant must meet the following criteria:
Please contact the kidney and pancreas transplant program at 1-800-667-0502 to find out if pancreas transplantation is right for you.
Candidate referrals are accepted from physicians throughout the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon, as well as physicians from outside this service area. Patient self-referrals are also accepted.
Call 509-474-4500, or
toll free: 800-667-0502