Outcomes & Survival Rates

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients External Icon (SRTR) is the national database of statistics related to transplantation. Information is collected from every Transplant program in the United States.

The SRTR provides information about transplant outcomes. Their reports include information concerning patients on the waiting list and those who receive a transplant as well as donors. Patients and their families can also learn how these statistics differ from one transplant program to another.

The following tables highlight recently published outcomes for one-month, one-year, and three-year timeframes for the kidney transplant program at Upstate.

The SRTR outcomes take into account how sick the patients are at each individual transplant center. This is called the "Expected" outcome. The number is different from center to center depending on the characteristics of the patients each transplant center lists. The "Expected" outcome is what the SRTR "expects" the outcomes to be for each transplant center based on their unique patient population.

The "National Average" provides the average graft and patient survival for all kidney programs in the country.

Upstate's patient and graft survival rates are not statistically significantly different from the expected rates.

Patient survival rate

Graft survival rate

The percentage of transplant organs that are still working after transplant is referred to as "Graft Survival." The percentage of patients who are still alive after transplant is referred to as "Patient Survival."

The following 2 graphs represent the SRTR data for patients who receive a living donor graft. The data presented above represents patients who received a deceased donor graft. The information can be applied the same as noted above on patient and graft outcomes. The SRTR provides information about transplant outcomes. Upstate's living donor patient and graft survival rates are not statistically significantly different from the expected rates.

Living donor graft survival rates

Patient survival rates for living donor

Data source: www.srtr.org External Icon for patients receiving their first transplant between 07/01/2012 to 12/31/2014 for the 1 month and 1 year models and between 01/01/2010 to 6/30/2012 for the 3 year models.