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Pancreas Transplant


How You Can Help

The UCLA Pancreas Transplant Program is a unique resource for patients with Type I diabetes.

Its caring physicians and staff offer innovative treatments targeted for specific patient needs. You can be a part of this vital program by lending your support. Yours is a gift of hope.

Research is a key factor in improving and maintaining this endeavor. Blood-type incompatibility and other factors reduce the pool of donor candidates significantly and can extend the time a recipient remains insulin-dependent, leading to a host of other ailments. Efforts to 1) refine our understanding of antibodies that reject new tissue and 2) improve medication options will expand the organ-donor pool and increase transplant success rates.

Some investigative work receives federal support; however, early-stage funding is critical in bringing new ideas to the forefront and securing larger grants. Philanthropy is vital to this promising work.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you are interested in making a gift that is targeted to a specific project, hearing about endowment opportunities, making a bequest or other estate gift, or discussing how you can give in a way that provides you or a beneficiary with tangible financial benefits, please contact:

Gretchen McGarry
UCLA Health Sciences Development
Phone: (310) 794-4746

Charitable gifts made payable to The UCLA Foundation can be mailed to the above address.

We are grateful for your partnership in this important mission. Thank you.

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