Lung Transplant Outcomes

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 10/20/94
  • Transplants performed in 2020: 22
  • Total number of program transplants through 2020: 355
  • Received Medicare approval: 2/1/1999

Outcomes

  • Median time to transplant<: 9.0 months
  • Pre-transplant mortality~ = .267 (expected .159, national .164)

Patient survival for lung transplant*:

  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate: 93.0%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate^: 95.41%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate: 79.41%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate^: 72.53%

Graft survival for lung transplant+

  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate: 93.0%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate^: 95.02%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate: 80.59%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate^: 78.01%

< Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2016 and 06/30/2021
~ Patients on the waitlist between 01/01/2020-3/03/12/2020 and 06/13/2020-12/31/2021
*Estimated probability of surviving at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2019-03/12/2020 and 06/13/2020-06/30/2021; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 and 12/31/2018.
^ Adjusted for patient and donor characteristics
+ Estimated probability of surviving with a functioning graft at one year, for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2019-03/12/2020 and 06/13/2020-06/30/2021; and at three years, for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2018.

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Center and OPO-specific Reports, based on data available April 30, 2022, released July 6, 2022.


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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