OPTN/SRTR 2016 Annual Data Report: Pancreas

R. Kandaswamy, P. G. Stock, S. K. Gustafson, M. A. Skeans, M. A. Curry, M. A. Prentice, A. Fox, A. K. Israni, J. J. Snyder, B. L. Kasiske

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The number of pancreas transplants performed in the United States increased by 7.0% in 2016 over the previous year, the first such increase in more than a decade, largely attributable to an increase in simultaneous kidney pancreas transplants. Transplant rates increased in 2016, and mortality on the waiting list decreased. The declining enthusiasm for pancreas after kidney (PAK) transplants persisted. The uniform definition of graft failure was approved by the OPTN Board of Directors in 2015 and will be implemented in early 2018. Meanwhile, SRTR continues to refrain from reporting pancreas graft failure data. The OPTN/UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee is seeking to broaden allocation of pancreata across compatible ABO blood types in a proposal out for public comment July 31 to October 2, 2017. A new initiative to provide guidance on the benefits of PAK transplants is also out for public comment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-171
Number of pages58
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Funding Information:
Publications based on data in this report or supplied on request must include a citation and the following statement: The data and analyses reported in the 2016 Annual Data Report of the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients have been supplied by the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation under contract with HHS/HRSA. The authors alone are responsible for reporting and interpreting these data; the views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Government.

Funding Information:
The publication was produced for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, by the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) and by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) under contracts HHSH250201500009C and 234-2005-37011C, respectively.


  • Pancreas transplant
  • pancreas after kidney transplant
  • pancreas transplant alone
  • simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant


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