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Who will decide if I can get a pancreas transplant?

Once identified as a pancreas or islet cell transplant candidate, a person undergoes an extensive evaluation to determine if transplant is the best treatment option. The decision to proceed with a transplant represents a strong commitment to self-care and medical follow-up, so the ultimate decision rests with the patient. Only they can evaluate their quality of life and determine whether or not a transplant is worth pursuing.

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