Our team views each patient as part of the UCLA family. We provide highly personalized care, with the same physicians and nurse practitioner treating you throughout the transplant process.
Before, during and after a transplant, we'll work closely with you so that you know what to expect at each treatment stage. Learn more about our approach to care.
To learn more about pancreas transplant lists and the pancreas transplant match process, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services line to:
The toll-free number is (888) 894-6361.
A life-saving pancreas transplant, auto islet transplant or kidney transplant is a major undertaking with very serious implications. Before we can add patients to a pancreas transplant waiting list, they undergo an evaluation. The evaluation includes:
In UCLA's pancreas transplantation program, you work with the same transplant coordinator, starting with the evaluation and wait list process and continuing through your transplant and follow-up. Our team will know your name and understand your situation very well.
Learn more about pancreas transplantation.
After your acceptance as a transplant candidate, your name will go on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) list to await an available donor organ:
After a pancreas transplant or a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant, most patients remain in the hospital for one week to several weeks, depending on how complicated the case is.
We support patients after a transplant, including plans for care at home, transportation to clinic visits and education about after-transplant care, such as medications, clinic visit schedule and daily activities.
If you require local housing in the area during the time of transplant, your UCLA transplant coordinator and support team can help. Learn more about lodging and nearby services, including the UCLA Tiverton House.
Patients often continue to receive follow-up care and monitoring from our physicians for years to come. Long after your procedure is completed, you will remain a member of the UCLA transplant family.