How long is the wait for a pancreas?

This page provides general guidance on average waiting times, but every patient is different. Your waiting time may be much shorter or longer

Key points

  • The average wait for a pancreas transplant is 1 year
  • Not all donated pancreas are the same – some carry more risk than others
  • If you are willing to accept a higher risk pancreas, you are likely to have a shorter waiting time
  • Your transplant team will try to predict how long you might wait for a pancreas

What is the average wait for a pancreas transplant?

The average wait for a pancreas transplant or simultaneous pancreas and kidney (SPK) transplant is 1 year.

Some patients wait much longer than average, some wait a shorter time.

Find out about going on the transplant waiting list

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