Pancreas Transplant Outcomes

After a pancreas transplant, you may not need to take insulin. If you also receive a kidney transplant for kidney failure, you should be able to stop dialysis.

Our pancreas transplant program has extremely high success rates. Our 1-year patient survival rates for all pancreas transplant types is 100 percent. Our 3-year pancreas transplant survival rates always meet, and often exceed, the national average.

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides outcomes data for Henry Ford Transplant Institute and all U.S. transplant centers.

You may receive a pancreas transplant faster at Henry Ford than at other transplant centers. Our average wait time for a donor pancreas is 18 months. This wait is about 10 months shorter than the national average of 28 months.

The wait time for a dual pancreas and kidney transplant is 14 months. This rate is on par with the national average.

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 05/11/87
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 5
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 158
  • Received Medicare approval: 07/01/99

Pancreas Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 34.4 months (compared to 34.6 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~: 0.00 (expected 0.009, national 0.012) not significantly different


pancreas outcomes

Kidney-Pancreas Outcomes

  • Median time on waitlist<: 47.8 months, compared to 14.2 months nationally
  • Waitlist mortality~: .084 (expected .076, nationally .066) not statistically different

kidney pancreas outcomes

< Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2011 and 06/30/2016
~ Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2016 and 012/31/2016
* Patients receiving their first transplant of this type between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016 for the one-year model; between 07/01/2011 and 12/31/2013 for the three-year model
1The expected probability of surviving, adjusted for patient and donor characteristics.
Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available 04/30/2017, released 07/06/2017.  

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