Heart Transplant Volumes and Outcomes

Children’s has graft survival rates that are higher than the national average for 30 days, one year and three years after transplant.

What does this data mean?
The graph shows the survival rates of the graft (a transplanted organ, such as a heart) 30 days, one year and three years after the transplant. Our graft survival rates are better than the national average. 

Why are graft survival rates important?
High graft survival rates mean that the transplanted organ is doing well in the child who received the transplant. If a graft fails, it means the child will need another transplant. Our hopes are that the transplanted organ survives for many years.

How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?

  • Our pediatric heart transplant surgeons and team work together to ensure the child receives the best organ match possible.
  • After the transplant, our team follows each patient closely, including weekly clinic visits for the first few months after the transplant.
  • Our heart transplant team teaches families about how to care for their children before, during and after their transplants.

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Jan. 2014 (for patients ages <18 years old and transplanted between 07/01/2010 and 12/31/2012 for the 30 day and one-year models and 01/01/2008 and 06/30/2010 for three-year model)