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<: 7.4 months
  • Waitlist mortality~ = .152 (expected .182, national .151)

Patient survival for lung transplant*:

  • Henry Ford one-year patient survival rate: 88.73%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected patient survival rate^: 86.94%
  • Henry Ford three-year patient survival rate: 81.97%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected patient survival rate^: 74.57%

Graft survival for lung transplant+

  • Henry Ford one-year graft survival rate: 87.72%
  • Henry Ford one-year expected graft survival rate^: 84.77%
  • Henry Ford three-year graft survival rate: 80.43%
  • Henry Ford three-year expected graft survival rate^: 73.20%

< 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 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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