Liver Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 3/30/89
  • Transplants performed in 2018: 95
  • Deceased donor: 89
  • Living donor: 6
  • Total number of program transplants through 2018: 1959
  • Deceased donor: 1845
  • Living donor: 114
  • Received m\Medicare approval: 1/1/1977
  • Median time to transplant<: 10.0 months (12.0 months nationally)
  • Waitlist mortality~:  .110 (expected .121, national .129)
  • Transplant rates~: .567 (expected .450, national .537)

LIVER OUTCOMES BAR CHART 1

LIVER OUTCOMES BAR CHART 2

< 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 month and 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 month and 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 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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