Figure 1. Islet Transplant Consortium Models. A. The centralized (or ‘regional’) Cell Processing Facility receives the donor pancreas from a distant Transplant Center and isolates islet cell products that are sent back for implant. B. The centralized Cell Processing facility receives the donor pancreas from one of the Transplant Centers and distributes the isolated islets to any of the Transplant Centers in the Consortium according to the best match of the cell product for the transplant candidate on the waiting list for transplant (that is, the islet cell product is not necessarily returned to the center recovering the pancreas).