People who suffer from Type I Diabetes are dependent on insulin to manage their disease because their own pancreas does not produce it. Often, they can suffer from severe complications due to their disease. By transplanting a healthy insulin-producing pancreas into their bodies, they can often stop taking insulin and avoid the complications that come from Type I Diabetes.
The Intermountain Transplant Center performed the first pancreas transplant in the Western United States in 1986, and has helped shape the future of pancreas transplantation as a treatment for Type I Diabetes.
Since the inception of our program, we've performed hundreds of successful pancreas transplants.
Intermountain Transplant Center's pancreas program has much shorter waiting times than the national average and provides better one-year outcomes.