Become a Patient

We are currently accepting new applications for the islet transplant clinical trial. If you would like to be considered for the program, contact us at 1-855-EMORYTX (366-7989) – toll free number, or islets@emoryhealthcare.org. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

You can also call Emory HealthConnection℠ Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 404-778-7777 or 1-800-75-EMORY.

Screening Process

We will ask you a series of questions related to your general health and diabetes history. If you meet the screening criteria for inclusion into an islet research protocol, we will send you a patient education booklet and application.

After you have read the patient education booklet we ask that you send the completed application back to us at the following address:

Emory Transplant Center Clinical Research Program
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Room E426
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please be sure to complete the entire application before submitting it to us. We do not accept incomplete applications.

After we receive your application we will review it with the islet transplant team. If you are a potential candidate for islet transplantation, you will be asked to attend a patient orientation session.

Patient Orientation

Patient orientation is a presentation delivered by the transplant team. At patient orientation you will learn about the available islet cell transplant research protocols and be able to ask questions about the islet transplant process. Attendance is required.

After you have attended patient orientation, we will ask you to sign an informed consent document to participate in an islet transplant research protocol. Once you have signed the informed consent document, you will begin your islet transplant evaluation.