Liver Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 3/30/1989
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 111
  • Living donor: 9
  • Deceased donor: 102
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 1864
  • Deceased donor: 1756
  • Living donor: 108
  • Received medicare approval: 1/1/1977
  • Median time to transplant< (12.7 months nationally): 9.0 months
  • Waitlist mortaliTY~ (expected .135, national .141): .100
  • Transplant rates~ (expected .444, national .519): .577

Liver Outcomes1
Liver 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

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


Milestones in Liver Transplantation

Several “firsts” were performed at Henry Ford Hospital:

  • First in Michigan to perform a split-liver transplant from a deceased donor (1996)
  • First in Michigan to perform an adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplant (2000)
  • First in Michigan to perform laparoscopic surgery for living-donor liver transplantation (2008)
  • First in U.S. to use sofosbuvir, investigational medication for hepatitis C post-transplant (2012)
  • First in Michigan to perform a lung-liver transplant (2013)
  • First in Michigan to perform an adult heart-liver transplant (2015)
  • First in Michigan to perform a heart-liver-kidney transplant (2018)
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