What Seattle Children’s Measures and Why

At Seattle Children’s Transplant Center, our outcomes are among the best in the nation for pediatric liver, kidney and heart transplants.

“Outcomes” refer to the results of treatment and evaluate how effective care is. We also provide statistics such as the number of transplants performed and survival rates.

The data below shows the most recent pediatric patient (the recipient) survival rates and the graft (the organ) survival rates.

We gather this information to:

  • Measure the health of our patients
  • Improve the quality of the care we provide
  • Help you make informed decisions about your child’s care

Heart Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of heart transplants, October 1994 to July 2017

188

Heart transplant survival rates

This table compares survival rates at Seattle Children’s with the national average for pediatric patients. Pediatric patients are children who are not yet 18 years old.

Seattle Children’s 1- and 3-year pediatric survival rates are among the best in the nation. Read more.

  • 95%
    Seattle Children's 1-year patient survival
    92.52%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    40
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 93.18%
    Seattle Children's 1-year graft survival
    92.42%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    44
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 94.74%
    Seattle Children's 3-year patient survival
    88.89%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    38
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 94.74%
    Seattle Children's 3-year graft survival
    87.98%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    38
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

These data are for transplants performed in the following periods:

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013

Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Total number of kidney transplants from May 1984 through July 2017

442

Kidney transplant survival rates

This table compares survival rates at Seattle Children’s with the national average for pediatric patients. Pediatric patients are children who are not yet 18 years old.

  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    99.61%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    28
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 93.55%
    Seattle Children's 1-year graft survival
    97.20%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    31
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    98.56%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    51
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children’s
  • 98.25%
    Seattle Children's 3-year graft survival
    91.91%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    57
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

These data are for kidney transplants performed in the following periods:

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through July 2017

273

Liver transplant survival rates

This table compares survival rates at Seattle Children’s with the national average for pediatric patients. Pediatric patients are children who are not yet 18 years old.

  • 96.55%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    96.24%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    29
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children’s
  • 90.91%
    Seattle Children's 1-year graft survival
    91.48%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    33
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    92.64%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    38
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children’s
  • 95%
    Seattle Children's 3-year graft survival
    85.67%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    40
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

These data are for liver transplants performed in the following periods:

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013

Where does this information come from?

These charts reflect national metrics reported to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Talk with your child’s doctor or contact the Transplant Center at 206-987-1800.

Statistics and Outcomes: What do they mean?

Statistics, outcomes, volumes, survival rates – these numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but they can help you choose the best place for your child’s care.

 



Updated September 2017