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Adult Pancreas Transplant

Adult Pancreas Transplant Programme

Adult Pancreas Transplant Programme

The National Pancreas Transplant Programme has been approved as a mainstream service in 2021, with National University Hospital (NUH) appointed as the dedicated surgery site for pancreas transplants. The pancreas transplant service started as a pilot programme in 2012 in collaboration with Singapore General Hospital (SGH)'s transplant unit, under the Ministry of Health's Health Services Development Programme.

National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) is Southeast Asia's leading and only centre that performs pancreas transplants. The first Simultaneous Pancreas - Kidney (SPK) transplant in Singapore was performed by NUCOT in 2012 and we have performed 5 SPK transplants to date.

In the long term, the success rate for a pancreas transplant is over 75% after 5 years.

Find out more about pancreatic failure and frequently asked questions about pancreas transplant here.

Adult Kidney Transplantation

Pancreas Transplant Care Team
Programme Director


Transplant Coordinator


Joreen Poh

Joreen Poh
Senior Transplant Coordinator


Our Medical Achievements

NUCOT has established several milestones for pancreas transplant in Singapore since the pilot programme was launched in 2012:

  • 2012 - Simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant on an adult patient with type 1 diabetes and kidney failure
  • 2019 - Simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant on an adult patient with type 2 diabetes and kidney failure
  • 2021 - Launch of National Pancreas Transplant Programme, co-led by NUH and SGH
  • 2021 - Appointed by Ministry of Health as the dedicated surgery site for pancreas transplants in Singapore
Contact Us

National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT) provides pre and post-transplant patients with comprehensive, dedicated and individualised care. We also welcome potential living organ donors to get in touch with us.

Referrals to NUCOT

NUCOT takes in self-referrals and referrals from healthcare practitioners. Patients can do a self-referral by contacting our NUCOT clinic directly or have your primary physician refer you to us.

Click here for our NUCOT clinic's location, contact details and operating hours or to make an appointment with us.


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