Lung Transplant Volumes and Outcomes

Parents of potential organ transplant patients often ask us about the number of lung transplants we do and our transplant survival rates. We refer to these statistics as our transplant volumes and outcomes.

Volumes

CHOP has performed more than 70 pediatric lung transplants since 1992. Here are our volumes for recent years:

  • 2007 - 2 transplants
  • 2008 - 3 transplants
  • 2009 - 3 transplants
  • 2010 - 5 transplants
  • 2011 - 0 transplants
  • 2012 - 3 transplants
  • 2013 - 2 transplants

Outcomes

A key concept to understand 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. Take a look at the terms used to explain how a transplant center's results compare to others across the country:

Lung Graft Survival (0-17 years old)

CHOP’s lung graft survival rates are lower than the national average rates at 1-month and 1-year after transplant. CHOP graft survival rates are higher than the national average 3 years after transplant. Because different groups of patients are followed for each time period, it is possible for 3-year survival rates to exceed 1-year survival as it does for CHOP.

 
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Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

 

Lung Patient Survival (0-17 years old)

CHOP patient survival rates are lower than the national average rates at 1-month and 1-year after transplant. CHOP rates are higher than the national average at 3-years after transplant. It is possible for 3-year survival rates to exceed 1-year survival because different groups of patients are followed for each time period.

 
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Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

 

Reviewed on August 29, 2014