Kidney Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 01/04/68
  • Transplants performed in 2018: 135
  • Deceased donor: 84
  • Living donor: 51
  • Total number of program transplants through 2018: 3463
  • Deceased donor: 2274
  • Living donor: 1189
  • Received Medicare approval: 01/01/77
  • Median time to transplant<: 50.0 months (compared to 55.7 months nationally)
  • Transplant rate~: .228 (expected .181, national .195)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .063 (expected .052, national .052)

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<  Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2013 and 06/30/2018
~  Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2018
#  Patients transplanted between 01/01/2018 and 12/31/2018. Devices include ventricular assist devices (VAD), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), and total artificial heart (TAH)
*  Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2016 and 06/30/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2013 and 12/31/2015
^  Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+  Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2016 and 06/30/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2013 and 12/31/2015

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available April 30, 2019, released July 8, 2019.


Milestones in Kidney Transplantation

Several “firsts” were performed at Henry Ford Hospital:

  • One of the first in Michigan, and one of only two dozen in the country, to perform a cross-racial living kidney transplant (1996)
  • One of the first adopters of laparoscopic kidney removal from a living donor
  • First in Michigan to perform robotic kidney transplantation (2014), second-largest program in the nation
  • First in Michigan to perform a heart-liver-kidney transplant (2018)
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