Can a pancreas donation be made by a living donor?

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A living donor may donate a portion of the pancreas and retain function of the remaining part of his or her pancreas.

Here's a closer look at the statistics involving pancreas transplants:

  • The number of people added to list from July 2006 to June 2007: 827
  • The total number of people waiting on the pancreas transplant list as of June 2007: 1,570
  • The number of pancreas transplants from deceased donors from July 2006 to June 2007:449
  • The mortality rate while awaiting a pancreas: 4 percent

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