Lung Transplant Outcomes

Since performing Detroit’s first lung transplant in 1994, Henry Ford has completed hundreds of these life-changing lung surgeries. Our comprehensive transplant program addresses all your respiratory needs. We offer the latest lung disease therapies, transplant options and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Our 1-year patient survival rates for lung transplants exceed expected results. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides information on outcomes for all U.S. transplant centers, including Henry Ford Transplant Institute.

At a Glance

  • First transplant: 10/20/94
  • Transplants performed in 2017: 26
  • Total number of program transplants through 2017: 268


  • Median time to transplant<: 13.5 months
  • Waitlist mortality~ = 0.13 (expected 0.14, national 0.20) not significantly different

lung 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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