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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Iain Hamilton | 2019/12/13

Q.

Can I get a pancreas transplant?

I have had landed and this has eaten away at my pancreas. I have no pancreas left so could I get a transplant

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2019/12/18

Hi

Pancreas transplant are generally done for diabetic patients. The first type of transplant is done by injecting islet cells into the veins of the liver, and this isn't done in South Africa. The second type is where a whole pancreas is transplanted, and this is normally done in diabetic patients who also require a new kidney due to kidney failure. There are specific criteria for this, which are determined by the transplant centres. 

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