1 Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.2 Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.3 Department of Nephrology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.4 Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.5 Department of Renal Medicine, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
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BackgroundThis is a synopsis of the registry report from the Australia and New Zealand islet and pancreas transplant registry. The full report is available at http://anziptr.org/reports/.MethodsWe report data for all solid organ pancreas transplant activity from inception in 1984 to end 2017. Islet-cell transplantation activity is reported elsewhere. Data analysis was performed using Stata software version 14 (StataCorp, College Station, TX).ResultsFrom 1984 to 2017 a total of 809 solid organ pancreas transplants have been performed in Australia and New Zealand, in 790 individuals. In 2017, 52 people received a pancreas transplant. By center, this was; Auckland (4), Monash (17), and Westmead (31). In 2017, 51 transplants were simultaneous pancreas kidney, whereas 1 was pancreas after kidney, and none were pancreas transplant alone.ConclusionsThe number of pancreas transplants performed in Australia and New Zealand was slightly lower in 2017 but continues to increase over time.