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Donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors are increasingly being used as a source of pancreas allografts for vascularized organ and islet transplantation. We provide practice guidelines aiming to increase DCD pancreas utilization. We review risk assessment and donor selection criteria. We report suggested factors in donor and recipient clinical management and provide an overview of the activities and outcomes of vascularized pancreas and islet transplantation.

Original publication




Journal article


Transpl Int

Publication Date





798 - 806


donation after cardiac death, donation after circulatory death, guidelines, islet of Langerhans, non-heart beating donation, pancreas, review, Allografts, Brain Death, Death, Donor Selection, Female, Graft Survival, Humans, Islets of Langerhans, Islets of Langerhans Transplantation, Male, Middle Aged, Organ Preservation, Organ Transplantation, Pancreas, Postoperative Period, Risk Assessment, Tissue Donors, Tissue and Organ Procurement