Liver Transplant Volumes and Outcomes

Parents of potential organ transplant patients often ask about the number of pediatric liver transplants done at CHOP and our transplant survival rates. We refer to these statistics as volumes and outcomes.


See the number of transplants done here in the last five years:

  • 2023 - 15 transplants
  • 2022 - 12 transplants
  • 2021 - 16 transplants
  • 2020 - 20 transplants
  • 2019 - 19 transplants
  • 2018 - 16 transplants
  • 2017 - 18 transplants


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. 

Liver Graft Survival (0-17 years old)

CHOP’s liver graft survival rates are higher than the national average rates at 1-month, 1-year and 3-years after transplant.


Liver Transplant Patient Survival (0-17 years old)

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.


1 month and 1 year data time period: 1/1/2020-3/12/2020 and 6/13/2020-6/30/2022 (excludes transplants performed 3/13/2020-6/12/2020)
3 years data time period: 7/1/2017-12/31/2019
Source:  Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients