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More Info on UPMC living donor transplant programs

With the news that a surgeon and a nurse have been suspended over the infected living donor kidney episode, and that UPMC has temporarily halted both their living kidney and living liver transplant programs, I thought this might be a good time to pull up some ‘official’ data*.

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Kidney transplants:

………. 2010 … 2009 … 2008 … 2007 … 2006 … 2005
Living …. 62 ….. 73 ….. 55 ….. 69 ….. 80 ….. 77
Deceased .. 90 ….. 94 ….. 109 …. 97 ….. 215 …. 133

Liver transplants:

………. 2010 … 2009 … 2008 … 2007 … 2006 … 2005
Living …. 17 ….. 13 …… 4 ….. 19 ….. 36 …. 36
Deceased .. 108 … 113 …. 102 …. 164 …. 147 …. 186

So how does this compare to other US transplant centers?

Johns Hopkins:

Kidney:
……… 2010 … 2009 … 2008
Living ….92 … 97 … 88
Deceased ..115 … 154 … 78

Liver:
……….. 2010 … 2009 …. 2008
Living ….. 1 …… 0 ……. 3
Deceased … 38 ….. 64 ……. 57

Lahey Medical Center:

Kidney:
………. 2010 … 2009 … 2008
Living …. 20 …. 14 …… 20
Deceased .. 22 …. 18 …… 19

Liver:
……….. 2010 … 2009 … 2008
Living ….. 19 …. 24 …… 27
Deceased … 37 …. 35 …… 23

UCLA Medical Center:

Kidney:
……… 2010 … 2009 …2008
Living … 138 … 140 … 131
Deceased ..166 … 137 … 169

Liver:
……… 2010 .. 2009 .. 2008
Living …. 1 ….. 3 ….. 2
Deceased . 195 … 189 … 226

*this data is public knowledge from the OPTN site. I encourage everyone to go over there and browse around awhile.

One reply on “More Info on UPMC living donor transplant programs”

Oh my God . . . finally looked up UPMC, and realized that's where my surgeon went shortly after he removed my kidney, with the "unfortunate side effect" of my severe brachial plexus injury! What the hell?!

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