The Tom Mandel Islet Transplant Program

The Tom Mandel Islet Transplant Program in Melbourne is part of the Australian Islet Transplant Consortium offering national access to islet transplantation for patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus and recurrent hypoglycaemia with hypoglycaemic unawareness. The consortium has two islet isolation facilities located in Melbourne and Sydney and performs transplants in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. In general, Melbourne provides transplants for patients from Victoria and Tasmania, while Sydney’s Westmead Hospital provides transplants for patients in NSW, ACT, Qld and WA, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, to those in SA and NT.  The Consortium provides these services with funds from the Nationally Funded Centre Program that is funded by State Governments.