Lung Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 10/20/1994
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 26
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 268
  • Received medicare approval: 2/1/1999
  • Median time to transplant< (60.5 months nationally): 9.4 months
  • Waitlist mortality~ (expected .212, national .181) statistically as expected .212

Lung Outcomes1

Lung 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 Lung Transplantation

Several “firsts” were performed at Henry Ford Hospital:

  • Detroit’s first lung transplant performed at Henry Ford Hospital (1994)
  • First in Michigan to use donation after cardiac death for lung transplant (2007)
  • First in Michigan to perform a lung-liver transplant (2013)
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