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Pancreas Transplant Survival Rates for Transplant Recipients

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Pancreas transplant survival rates are tracked at transplant centers throughout the United States by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. The SRTR releases data that reflects the patient and graft survival rates for three months, one year, and three years after transplant in each published report.

According to SRTR reports, a high percentage of patients nationally achieve one-year survival. When pancreas transplant procedures were first introduced, patient outcomes were not as favorable as they are today. However, the following advancements have helped produce steady improvements in patient survival statistics over the past several decades:

  • Better immunosuppression techniques (which help reduce the likelihood of organ rejection)
  • Better pre-transplant evaluation processes (to help identify which patients would be better served by a different treatment option)
  • Better donor-recipient matching methods (the best results are typically seen when a transplant recipient receives an organ from a sibling or other biologically matched donor)
  • Better graft monitoring techniques (to help ensure proper recovery and plan proper interventions when necessary)

At Tampa General Hospital, these advancements in transplant medicine, combined with our team’s extensive experience that comes with operating a high-volume transplant center, have helped us achieve patient pancreas transplant survival rates that are comparable to or better than national averages.

According to reports from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, we have historically seen a higher than average one-year survival rate post-transplant. In fact, during a particular evaluation period, all of our pancreas transplant recipients transplanted during that time survived at least one year after their operation.

For more information about pancreas transplant survival rates for Tampa General Hospital’s Pancreas Transplant Program and for other transplant centers located throughout the U.S., please visit the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network or the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.