The goal of pancreas transplantation is to improve your quality of life, treat the complications of your diabetes, and let you resume your normal diet and activities. If done with a kidney transplant, it will also treat your renal failure from diabetes.
Complications from the operation
Issues with post-transplant medication
Contracting a disease from the transplanted organ
Types of organ donors
A donated pancreas comes from a deceased donor.
If you are having a combined pancreas and kidney transplant, both organs often come from the same deceased donor.