Lung Transplant Outcomes & Survival Rate Information

cardiothoracic referral form buttonThe national lung transplant survival rate has remained stable since 2007, while short-term survival rates of 30 days and one year have steadily improved. Tampa General Hospital’s lung transplant survival rates, and those of all other hospitals around the country, are tracked by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), and Tampa General is proud to have survival rates that routinely exceed expectations for all three of the national survival benchmarks. According to data from the most recent July 2015 SRTR reports, the patient survival rates for our lung transplant procedures continue to meet or exceed the national averages:

  • Our one-month adult patient survival rate is 95.12 percent, whereas the nationally expected rate is 96.85 percent
  • Our one-year adult patient survival rate is 89.91 percent, whereas the nationally expected rate is 87.47 percent
  • Our three-year adult patient survival rate is 73.81 percent, whereas the nationally expected rate is 68.23 percent

Tampa General’s adult patient mortality rates are also lower than expected, and only a small number of our adult lung transplant patients reject the transplant organ. The 2015 SRTR data report that only eight of our patients experienced graft failure within one year of the transplant, while 11 graft failures were expected based on national data.

When considering lung transplant survival rates, it’s important to remember that several factors can influence a transplant center’s outcomes. For instance, centers that accept high-risk patients into their transplant program may have higher mortality rates and lower overall survival rates than centers that turn away patients with challenging conditions or co-morbidities. At Tampa General, we often accommodate high-risk, seriously ill patients who may have been turned down by other transplant centers.

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