Kidney Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 01/04/68
  • Transplants performed in 2019: 122
  • Deceased donor: 75
  • Living donor: 47
  • Total number of program transplants through 2019: 3585
  • Deceased donor: 2349
  • Living donor: 1236
  • Received Medicare approval: 01/01/77

Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 48.0 months, compared to 50.3 months nationally
  • Transplant rate~: .251 (expected .188, national .204)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .053 (expected .049, national .050)

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< Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2013 and 12/31/2018
~ Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2017 and 06/30/2019
*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 and 12/31/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 and 12/31/2018; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available October 31, 2019, released January 7, 2020.


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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