Parents of potential organ transplant patients often ask about the number of liver transplants done at CHOP and our transplant survival rates. We refer to these statistics as volumes and outcomes.
CHOP has performed nearly 350 liver transplants since 1989. These are the volumes for the past five years:
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.
CHOP’s liver graft survival rates are higher than the national average rates at 1-month, 1-year and 3-years after transplant.
The 1-month and 1-year patient survival rate is lower than the national average. The 3-year survival rate is higher than the national average. Also, note that 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.