Rate of survival in US organ transplant patients by follow up period 2012

This statistic displays the survival rate of organ transplant patients after several follow-up periods, as of 2012. The survival rate for a heart transplant patient after 3 years is 83.3 percent. Organ donation can be given through both a deceased and living donor if blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of recovery to ensure viability. There are some 124,000 people in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant.

Survival rates among U.S. organ transplant patients as of 2012, by follow-up period*

1 year (Tx 2009-2010)3 years (Tx 2007-2010)5 years (Tx 2005-2010)10 years (Tx 2000-2010)
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Release date

December 2014


United States

Survey time period

As of December 2012

Supplementary notes

* Multi-organ transplants are excluded except where specified. Living donor transplants excluded unless explicitly listed. Heterotopic heart and liver transplants excluded. Patient survival follows patients from first transplant of this type until death.

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