The options for kidney transplant include deceased donor and living-donor kidney transplants. Each has unique risks and benefits, which we will discuss with you in detail during your transplant evaluation visit.
Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplant
Living-Donor Kidney Transplant
This type of transplant helps people with type 1 diabetes or pancreatic disease whose kidneys still function, but have severe shifts in glucose levels.
This type of transplant helps people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes whose kidneys are failing — or have failed — and who need both a new kidney and pancreas.
Surgeons transplant both the kidney and pancreas from the same donor during one surgery.
People who remain diabetic following a kidney transplant may receive this type of transplant to prevent any future damage to the new kidney.
Surgeons transplant the pancreas following a successful kidney transplant.
This type of transplant may be an option for people with chronic inflammation of the pancreas.
Surgeons isolate the islet cells — the cells that produce insulin — and return them to the patient through a catheter leading to the liver. This allows the islet cells to produce insulin again.
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