Parents of potential organ transplant patients often ask about the number of kidney transplants done at CHOP and our transplant survival rates. We refer to these statistics as transplant volumes and outcomes.
CHOP has performed more than 300 kidney transplants since 1993. See the number of transplants done here in the last five years:
- 2009 - 12 transplants
- 2010 - 17 transplants
- 2011 - 14 transplants
- 2012 - 9 transplants
- 2013 - 20 transplants
In transplant outcomes, a key concept is graft survival vs. patient survival. Graft survival can sometimes be different from patient survival. For example, a patient’s organ might stop functioning, but the patient survives and has another transplant.
It is possible for three-year survival rates to exceed one-year survival because different groups of patients are followed for each time period.