Patient : I am quite aware of pancreas transplants from deceased donors. But I was wondering, is there a way to donate a pancreas to someone with diabetes from a living donor? I was looking to donate my pancreas. I have searched both experimental procedures online like partial pancreas and even full pancreas transplants from live donors, but I have been unable to find any substantial evidence. So are either of these options possible? Thank you in advance.
Pancreas transplants, at the moment, are restricted to individuals who have insulin-dependent diabetes. A complete pancreas cannot be donated from a living donor, as the donor would not be able to live without their pancreas, However, a partial pancreas transplant from a living donor can be safely performed with good outcomes for both donor and recipient. The donor and recipient must undergo extensive testing to determine compatibility and ensure a safe outcome for both persons.
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