Kidney Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 01/04/68
  • Transplants performed in 2020: 88
  • Deceased donor: 54
  • Living donor: 34
  • Total number of program transplants through 2020: 3673
  • Deceased donor: 2403
  • Living donor: 1270
  • Received Medicare approval: 01/01/77

Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 44.4 months (compared to 42.4 months nationally)
  • Transplant rate~: .265 (expected .207, national .222)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .053 (expected .045, national .048)

Adult one- and three-year patient survival rates for kidney transplant*:

  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate: 97.35%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate^: 97.88%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate: 91.62%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate^: 93.96%
  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate (deceased donor): 96.67%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate (deceased donor)^: 96.84%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate (deceased donor): 89.12%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate (deceased donor)^: 92.43%
  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate (living donor): 98.08%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate (living donor)^: 99.05%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate (living donor): 95.63%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate (living donor)^: 96.41%

Adult one-year and three-year graft survival rates for kidney transplant+:

  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate: 97.81%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate^: 96.18%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate: 87.09%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate^: 89.12%
  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate (deceased donor): 97.31%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate (deceased donor)^: 94.59%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate (deceased donor): 83.29%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate (deceased donor)^: 86.43%
  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate (living donor): 98.39%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate (living donor)^: 98.07%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate (living donor): 93.71%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate (living donor)^: 93.82%

< Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2014 and 12/31/2019
~ Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2018 and 03/12/2020
*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2017 and 12/31/2019; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2015 and 06/30/2017
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2017 and 12/31/2019; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2015 and 06/30/2017

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available October 31, 2020, released January 5, 2021.

 


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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