Liver Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 3/30/89
  • Transplants performed in 2020: 93
    • Deceased donor: 91
    • Living donor: 2
  • Total number of program transplants through 2020: 2167 
    • Deceased donor: 2039
    • Living donor: 128
  • Received m\Medicare approval: 1/1/1977

Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 8.8 months (9.6 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~: .106 (expected .097, national .120)
  • Transplant rates~: .618 (expected .428, national .633) 

One-year and three-year patient survival rates for liver transplant:*

  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate: 92.23%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate^: 94.29%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate: 87.85%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate^: 87.85%
  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate (deceased donor): 91.23%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate (deceased donor)^: 94.03%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate (deceased donor): 87.46%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate (deceased donor)^: 87.66%
  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate (living donor): 100.00%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate (living donor)^: 96.30%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate (living donor): 93.33%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate (living donor)^: 90.52%

One-year and three-year graft survival rates for liver transplant+:

  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate: 91.50%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate^: 92.69%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate: 85.43%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate^: 85.47%
  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate (deceased donor): 90.43%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate (deceased donor)^: 92.64%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate (deceased donor): 84.89%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate (deceased donor)^: 85.46%
  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate (living donor): 100.00%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate (living donor)^: 93.11%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate (living donor): 93.33%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate (living donor)^: 85.61%

< 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 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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