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Re: [IP] transplant



Lori,
I am glad that there are transplant centers for pancreas only with that high
a success rate. It does make me curious as to what they do there that is
different, gives me something new to learn about. Death is not likely from a
rejection of a pancreas, I know my pancreas has zero function, it does
however cause complications within the GI track. None of which if taken care
of are immediately deadly, but long term has some very special problems of
it's own. There does seem to be a issue in the circle of the GI community
specialist who are not involved in these transplants, that this is a only
extreme last measure, I don't subscribe to this but I know the precarious
state of the GI system and can understand the reservations. To be candid I
would really consider 8% failure knowing what it is like to have a
completely "dead" pancreas, but that is me and I would think some and maybe
most would consider 8% failure good odds.
Take Care and I am happy Univ. of Minnesota is around.
Laura

Lori Eckrich wrote:

> Laura,
> You will find that success rates vary widely between transplant
> centers.  Univ. of Minn. has done more than anyone else in the world, so
> perhaps that explains the success rate of 92%.  Also, please remember,
> that the other 8% did not die, but rather, the organ was not
> successfully functioning.
> Take care,
> Lori
>
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