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Pancreas transplant is an operation in which a functioning pancreas from a deceased donor is surgically placed in your body. You will need to 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.
The pancreas is an organ found in your abdomen behind your stomach. It has two main functions:
A candidate for pancreas transplant must meet the following criteria:
Learn more about transplant selection criteria and referrals.