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Lung Transplant Survival Rates at Tampa General Hospital

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Lung transplant patient survival rates at Tampa General Hospital have consistently been as good as (or better than) the national averages established for transplant centers. Every transplant center’s patient survival rates are tracked by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which compares data for all of the centers in a particular region, as well as in the entire country.

According to SRTR reports, Tampa General’s Lung Transplant Program typically:

  • Has patients experience significantly fewer organ failures than expected. Out of all lung transplants performed at Tampa General, we have typically seen a lower than average failure rate in comparison to national data.
  • Has a significant percentage of patients survive the transplant and live for at least one year with the new lung.
  • Has a low percentage of patients pass away while on the waiting list for a new lung. Tampa General has an active relationship with one of the area’s most successful organ procurement organizations, LifeLink Foundation, Inc., which helps us to quickly find suitable matches for our patients.

When considering survival rate statistics for lung transplant patients at Tampa General – or the patient survival rate statistics of any other transplant center – it’s important to realize that a number of factors can influence the SRTR data. For instance, centers that turn down high-risk patients may have better survival rates than centers that accept these patients. At Tampa General, we are equipped to accommodate patients with many unique and challenging conditions, thanks to the skill and expertise of our transplant surgeons and care team.

For more information about lung transplant survival rates, please visit the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.