How successful are kidney-pancreas transplants?

The national average for survival rates of kidney-pancreas transplants in adults is 91% still functioning well one year after the operation, and 75% at five years.

The best results are usually seen with a closely matched kidney from a living donor. However, the success rates are also good for combined kidney-pancreas transplants from deceased donors. The best results are usually seen when both the pancreas and a kidney come from the same deceased donor. This is because the risk of rejection is greatly reduced. However, there have been many transplants performed using a kidney from a living donor, and a pancreas from a deceased donor.

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