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
- 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.