Archive - July 2011

Islet cell transplants becoming a welcome reality

It’s great to see stories where people are successfully undergoing islet cells transplants.

Kathleen Duncan has made the news this week for becoming the first woman in Scotland to receive an islet cell transplant.

A number of NHS centres around the UK are starting to roll out islet cell transplantation as a treatment procedure. The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary’s transplant unit, where Kathleen’s transplant was carried out is one of these with other islet cell transplant centres including London, Bristol, Oxford, Newcastle and Manchester.

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