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Can you get a pancreas transplant?

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05/24/2010

Yes, though there are a number of high risks involved including (but not limited to) rejection of the donor organ(s). Most pancreas transplants are done in conjunction with a kidney transplant as well. They're known as an SPK transplant. The rate of pancreatic health after 1 year is 90% and after 5 years is only 60%.