Advanced transplant care. Quality outcomes.
Monitoring and sharing data about transplant surgery outcomes has been an
important part of UK Transplant Center since our program began in 1964. Our
goal is to provide our patients with the latest information on their specific
transplant procedure, so they can understand both the benefits and risks and
make an informed choice about their care.
For each type of organ transplant we offer, we have a committee that
monitors the outcomes of our patients. These groups meet regularly to review
their findings and provide suggestions for ways to further strengthen the care
we provide and the outcomes our patients experience.
Our physicians and nurses share transplant outcome data with our patients
during their appointments. Every six months, we also send all of our listed
transplant patients the latest reports published by the Scientific
Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR, which collects data on transplant
outcomes in patients across the United States. These reports provide our
patients with a clearer picture of how UK Transplant Center compares to others
To review our
transplant outcomes, volumes or other specific information go to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Patients.
At UK Transplant Center, we carefully monitor a large amount data about
our program, including:
- The number of our patients on a
waiting list for an organ.
- How quickly our patients receive
- How these numbers compare to other
transplant centers in Kentucky and the surrounding region.
- The number of transplants performed
at UK Transplant Center.
- In kidney transplant, the number
of transplants we perform with organs from deceased donors compared to those
from living donors.
- The survival rate for our patients
who receive kidneys from living donors.
- The survival rate for living kidney
- The survival rate of patients one
month, one year and three years after transplant.
- The survival rate of the transplanted
organ one month, one year and three years after transplant.
- How the observed survival of our
patients compares to the expected rate of survival.
We invite you to learn more about the quality data we track at UK
Transplant Center. Please ask your nurse coordinator for more information.