After the evaluation, eligible patients are placed on the UNOS transplant waiting list (www.unos.org). Generally, a pancreas from a deceased donor becomes available within two to three years. The MUSC Transplant Center’s wait times for an available pancreas are among the shortest in the nation. For information about wait times and outcomes, please see the U.S. Transplant web site:
UNOS has a pre-determined process for allocating organs from deceased donors to eligible transplant candidates. MUSC physicians do not decide who is next to receive a pancreas from the transplant waiting list.