Welcome to the Scottish Islet Transplant Unit (SITU)

The Scottish Islet Transplant Unit is a service based at the Edinburgh Transplant Centre in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Since it was launched in 2009, the service has performed over 90 islet cell transplantations.


Islet Cell Transplantation

Islet cell transplantation is procedure for patients with type 1 diabetes who have poor blood glucose awareness and frequently experience severe hypoglycaemic events. The aims of the procedure include reducing the frequency of severe hypoglycaemia, improve blood glucose awareness, and improve the quality of life for patients.

Islet cell transplantation can be performed alone or performed as part of a simultaneous islet kidney (SIK) transplant.


Useful Information

The Islet Cell Transplantation: What do I need to know? booklet will help answer any questions you may have regarding islet cell transplantation. You will also find some information on the Your Islet Transplant page.


Contacting Us

If you would like to contact us, please go to out Contact Page for details. You will also find the contact details for the units within the Edinbugrh Transplant Centre.