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<: 45.2 months, compared to 61.8 months nationally
  • Transplant rate~: .224 (expected .178, national .188)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .062 (expected .052, national .054)

KIDNEY PATIENT OUTCOMES BAR CHART 1

KIDNEY GRAFT OUTCOMES BAR CHART 2

# Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2017 and 06/30/2018
< Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2012 and 12/31/2017
~ Patients on the waitlist between 07/01/2016 and 06/30/2018

*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2015 and 12/31/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2013 and 06/30/2015
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2015 and 12/31/2017; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2013 and 06/30/2015

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available October 31, 2018, released January 7, 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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