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What is the biggest problem with pancreas and islet cell transplants?

The biggest problem with both pancreas and islet cell transplantation is the shortage of organ donors. Only 7,000 bodies are donated for organ transplants each year in the United States—too few to supply islet cells for everyone with type 1 diabetes.

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