Liver Transplant Outcomes

When you come to Henry Ford for a liver transplant, you have a high likelihood of success. Among Michigan centers, our program has the highest 1-year survival rates for donated livers.

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) tracks transplant outcomes for all U.S. hospitals, including Henry Ford Transplant Institute.

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 3/30/89
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 111
  • Deceased donor: 102
  • Living donor: 9
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 1864
  • Deceased donor: 1756
  • Living donor: 108


  • Median time to transplant<: 10.6 months (14.4 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .088 (expected .125, national .152) not significantly different
  • Transplant rates~: .609 (expected .344, national .544) statistically higher than expected


liver outcomes

< Patients registered on the wait list between 01/01/2011 and 06/30/2016
~ Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2016 and 12/31/2016
* Patients receiving their first transplant of this type between 01/01/2014 and 06/30/2016 for the one-month and one-year model; between 07/01/2011 and 12/31/2013 for the three-year model
1The expected probability of surviving, adjusted for patient and donor characteristics.

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available 04/30/2017, released 07/06/2017.  

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