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 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 June 2019

224

Pediatric 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 when they are put on the transplant waitlist.

  • 91.18%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    93.86%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    34
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 92.11%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    93.98%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    38
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 97.83%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    88.91%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    46
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 95.92%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    88.28%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    49
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

These data are for transplants performed in the following periods:  

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015

Kidney Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of kidney transplants from May 1984 through June 2019.

481

Pediatric 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 when they are put on the transplant waitlist.

  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    99.67%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    48
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    98.17%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    52
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    98.82%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    38
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 93.33%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    91.60%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    45
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015

Liver Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through June 2019.

301

Pediatric 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 when they are put on the transplant waitlist.

  • 93.75%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    94.82%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    32
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 91.18%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    92.15%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    34
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 96.67%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    93.67%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    30
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 90.62%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    87.60%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    32
    Number of grafts transplanted at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1 year survival: January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
  • 3 year survival: July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015

Next SRTR update: January 2020

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 July 2019.