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.

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

Learn more about outcomes at Seattle Children’s.

Heart Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of heart transplants, 1994 to 2015

156

Heart transplant volumes by year, 2012 to 2015

This chart shows that the Heart Center team performed 24 transplants in 2015. Read more about Seattle Children’s Heart Transplant Program.

24
2015
17
2014
15
2013
15
2012

Heart transplant survival rates

Seattle Children’s has the best 1- and 3-year pediatric survival rates on the West Coast. Our survival rates are in the top 3 in the nation. Read more.

  • 100%
    Seattle Children's 1-month survival
    97.26%
    National average 1-month survival
  • 97.5%
    Seattle Children's 1-year survival
    92.68%
    National average 1-year survival
  • 92.86%
    Seattle Children's 3-year survival
    85.59%
    National average 3-year survival

These data are for transplants performed in the following periods:

  • 1 month survival: July 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014
  • 1 year survival: July 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2014
  • 3 year survival: Jan. 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012

Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Total number of kidney transplants from May 1984 through December 2016

427

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.

  • 94.87%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year survival
    96.59%
    National average 1-year survival
    39
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 97.87%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year survival
    91.95%
    National average 3-year survival
    47
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients

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

  • 1-year survival: July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • 3-year survival: January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013

Pediatric Liver Transplants

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through December 2016

267

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.

  • 93.55%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year survival
    90.15%
    National average 1-year survival
    31
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients
  • 97.44%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year survival
    86.33%
    National average 3-year survival
    39
    Number of Seattle Children’s patients

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

  • 1-year survival: July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015
  • 3-year survival: January 1, 2011 to June 30, 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.