How long does it take to receive a pancreas transplantation?

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Waiting for a suitable donor pancreas may take many months to years. This waiting time has been described by many transplant recipients and their families as the most difficult part of the entire transplant process. Fear and anxiety are normal reactions during this period of uncertainty.

Transplant candidates and their families are urged to attend support groups and to take advantage of the many support services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. These resources are available to assist patients and their families with the multi-faceted challenges associated with the organ transplantation process, and are helpful in providing encouragement, confidence, support, practical information, and more.

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