Kidney Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 1/4/1968
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 109
  • Living donor: 49
  • Deceased donor: 60
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 3,328
  • Deceased donor: 1,138
  • Living donor: 2,190
  • Received medicare approval: 1/1/1977
  • Median time to transplant< (12.7 months nationally): 43.5 months
  • Waitlist mortality~ (expected .135, national .141): .207
  • Transplant rates~ (expected .444, national .519): .062

Kidney Outcomes1

Kidney Outcomes2

< Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2012 and 06/30/2017
~ Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2016 and 12/31/2017
* Estimated probability of surviving at one month and one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2015 and 06/30/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2012 and 12/31/2014
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one month and one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2015 and 06/30/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2012 and 12/31/2014
# Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2017 and 12/31/2017

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available July 31, 2018, released October 9, 2018


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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