Transplant Center

Statistics and Outcomes

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

Note: In response to the current global pandemic, SRTR modified the evaluation metrics for transplant programs and OPOs for the reports released in January 2021. The reports released in January 2021 made adjustments to transplant program and OPO performance metrics so that data beyond the declaration of a national public health emergency on March 13, 2020 were not included in the metrics.

Heart Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of heart transplants, October 1994 to June 2021

259

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.

  • 97.37%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    92.16%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    39
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 97.56%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    92.06%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    42
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 93.33%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    88.91%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    30
    Number of patients evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 91.43%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    88.49%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    35
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's

These data are for transplants performed in the following periods:  

  • 1-year survival: Jan. 1, 2018 to Mar. 12, 2020
  • 3-year survival: Jul. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017

Kidney Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of kidney transplants from May 1984 through June 2021.

541

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
    99.51%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    47
    Number of patients evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    98.08%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    49
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    98.99%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    40
    Number of patient evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 95.65%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    93.86%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    46
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1-year survival: Jan. 1, 2018 to Mar. 12, 2020 
  • 3-year survival: Jul. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017

Liver Transplant Volumes and Survival Rates

Total number of liver transplants from May 1990 through June 2021

324

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.

  • 100%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year patient survival
    95.64%
    National average 1-year patient survival
    25
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 92.59%
    Seattle Children’s 1-year graft survival
    91.68%
    National average 1-year graft survival
    28
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's
  • 93.75%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year patient survival
    92.78%
    National average 3-year patient survival
    32
    Number of patients transplanted at Seattle Children's
  • 88.57%
    Seattle Children’s 3-year graft survival
    89.72%
    National average 3-year graft survival
    35
    Number of transplants evaluated at Seattle Children's

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

  • 1-year survival: Jan 1, 2018 to Mar. 12, 2020
  • 3-year survival: Jul. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017

Next SRTR update: January 2022

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.

Updated June 2021.