Heart Transplant Statistics 09-25-12

| September 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

As of 09-25-12 at 2041 ET, there are 3.286 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.  In 2012, 1,212 patients have received heart transplants. In 2011, 2,322 heart transplants were performed.

In 2012

462 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant.  

499 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant.

172 Blood Type B patients received a heart transplant.

79 Blood Type AB patients received a heart transplant.

2012 and 2011 Heart Transplants by age:

Age 1 = 151, (281 in 2011)

Age 1 – 5 = 153 (281 in 2011)

Age 6 – 10 = 127 (272 in 2011)

Age 11 – 17 = 357 (730 in 2011)

Age 18 – 34 = 1,567 (3050 in 2011)

Age 35 – 49 = 3,125 (6,603 in 2011)

Age 50 – 64 = 6,099 (12,578 in 2011)

Age 65 + = 2,267 (4,513 in 2011)

This post is a data-rich entry (see below). I hope this information has value to persons waiting or considering enrolling at a heart transplant center. For patients deciding where to enroll in a heart transplant program, you can see how centers available to you are performing.

I subscribe to the findings of the Johns Hopkins report indicating that small centers are nearing the end of the transplant business because they cannot attract the best caregivers. This data confirms that belief.  http://www.myhearttransplant.net/the-transplant/important-heart-transplant-news-from-johns-hopkins-university.html

You can see that most regions and states are below par to meet their 2011 performance levels.

I was fortunate enough to find Tampa-General who was actually performing more annual transplants in one year than the number of patients on the wait list when I enrolled.

To see how US News rated the 50 top heart transplant centers follow this link  http://www.myhearttransplant.net/hospitals/best-heart-transplant-centers-and-cardiology-centers.html

If you are like me, you like to know as much as possible about where you stand.

If you have questions, feel free to comment.

OPTN and UNet

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is administered by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).  On October 23, 1999, UNOS launched an online database system known as UNet which is managed by OPTN.  The purpose of this system was to collect, store, analyze and publish all pertinent information for wait-list patients, organ matching and transplants.  UNet is a web-based all-organ transplant database that was designed to enable the nation’s organ transplant centers to:

Register patients for transplant.

Match donated organs to waiting patients.

Manage time sensitive, life critical data of all patients before and after transplantation. 

UNet and OPTN

UNet is used by all the nation’s organ transplant programs, organ procurement organizations and histocompatibility or tissue typing laboratories. The system is designed to create a cooperative effort to share a limited number of donated organs from thousands of donors and patients.

On September 25, 2012, there were 115,699 patients awaiting transplants (all organs).  At the same time, 73,723 of those patients are actively waiting.  The difference comprises candidates that are listed as Status 7, meaning but they have chosen to not be on the listing for a period of time.

From January to June 2012, UNet indicates that 13,963 transplants were completed.  As of September 21, 2012, $6,930 had donated one or more organs. 

UNet Data For Heart Transplantation as of September 21, 2012

Please note that not all states have heart transplant centers. This is in keeping with the Johns Hopkins report.

Readers should understand that a patient who is waiting at more than one center, or for multiple organs, would have multiple registrations.

Region 1:          

Completed in 2012 = 45

Completed in 2011 = 89

Patients Waiting on 09-25-12 = 192

Connecticut:    

Completed in 2012 = 14

Completed in 2011 = 33

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 24

Wait List at Hartford Hospital = 18

Wait List at Yale New Haven Hospital = 6

2012 Transplants at Hartford Hospital =8

2011 Transplants at Hartford Hospital = 17

2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital = 6

2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital = 16

Massachusetts:

Completed in 2012 = 31

Completed in 2011 = 56

Patients Waiting on 09-25-12 = 168

Wait List at Boston Children’s Hospital = 10

Wait List at Mass General = 36

Wait List at Tufts Medical Center = 80

Wait List at Brigham and Women’s Hospital =42

Region 2:

Completed in 2012 = 148

Completed in 2011 = 288

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 321

Delaware

Completed in 2012 = 2

Completed in 2011 = 7

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 0

District of Columbia

Completed in 2012 = 4

Completed in 2011 = 11

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 44

Wait List at Washington Center = 44

Maryland

Completed in 2012 = 21

Completed in 2011 = 23

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 54

Wait List at Johns Hopkins Hospital = 37

Wait List at Maryland Med System = 17

New Jersey

Completed in 2012 = 37

Completed in 2011 = 73

Patients Waiting on 09-25-12 = 26

Patients Waiting at Newark Beth Israel Med = 17

Patients Waiting at Robert Wood Johnson U = 9

Pennsylvania

Completed in 2012 = 73

Completed in 2011 = 155

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 175

Patients Waiting at Allegheny General Hosp = 26

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Pittsburgh = 6

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Philadelphia = 13

Patients Waiting at Milton S Hersey = 49

Patients Waiting at Hahnemann University Hosp = 20

Virginia

Completed in 2012 = 39

Completed in 2011 = 70

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 142

Patients Waiting at Inova Fairfax Hospital = 26

Patients Waiting at MCV Hospitals = 35

Patients Waiting at  Sentara Norfolk General = 37

Patients Waiting at UVA Hospital = 18

Region 3:

Completed in 2012 = 139

Completed in 2011 = 316

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 372

Alabama

Completed in 2012 = 7

Completed in 2011 = 32

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 33

Patients Waiting at Univ of Alabama Hospital = 33

Arkansas

Completed in 2012 = 16

Completed in 2011 = 39

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 37

Patients Waiting at Baptist Medical Center = 29

Patients Waiting at Arkansas Children’s Hospital = 8

Florida

Completed in 2012 = 74

Completed in 2011 = 149

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 =187

Patients Waiting at All Children’s Hospital = 3 

Patients Waiting at Florida Hosp Med Center = 3

Patients Waiting at Joe DiMaggio Children’s = 2 

Patients Waiting at Jackson Memorial Hosp = 29

Patients Waiting at Mayo Clinic Florida = 47

Patients Waiting at Tampa General Hosp = 39

Patients Waiting at Shands Hosp at U of Florida = 64

Georgia

Completed in 2012 = 20

Completed in 2011 = 50

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 40

Patients Waiting at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta = 6

Patients Waiting at Emory University Hospital = 28

Patients Waiting at Piedmont Hospital = 8

Patients Waiting at St. Joseph’s of Atlanta = 7

Louisiana

Completed in 2012 = 20

Completed in 2011 = 50

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 42

Patients Waiting at Ochsner Foundation Hospital = 40

Patients Waiting at Tulane Medical Center = 2

Mississippi

Completed in 2012 = 12

Completed in 2011 = 27

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 22

Puerto Rico

Completed in 2012 = 3

Completed in 2011 = 6

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 2

Region 4

Completed in 2012 = 134

Completed in 2011 = 232

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 453

Oklahoma

Completed in 2012 = 6

Completed in 2011 = 12

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 30

Patients Waiting at Integris Baptist Med Center = 30

Texas

Completed in 2012 = 128

Completed in 2011 = 220

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 423

Patients Waiting at Childrens Med Ctr Dallas = 26

Patients Waiting at Setons Medical Center = 10

Patients Waiting at Medical City Dallas Hospital = 48

Patients Waiting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hosp = 170

Patients Waiting at Methodist Specialty & Transplant = 14

Patients Waiting at U of Texas Med Branch = 3

Patients Waiting at The Methodist Hospital = 45

Patients Waiting at Univ Hospital St Paul = 33

Patients Waiting at Baylor University Hospital = 45

Patients Waiting at Scott & White Memorial Hosp =4   

Region 5

Completed in 2012 = 184

Completed in 2011 = 341

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 361

Arizona

Completed in 2012 = 24

Completed in 2011 = 34

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 40

Patients Waiting at  Mayo Clinic Hospital = 26

Patients Waiting at  University Med Ctr U of Az = 14

California

Completed in 2012 = 141

Completed in 2011 = 271

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 273

Patients Waiting at Childrens Hosp of LA = 5

Patients Waiting at Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr = 71

Patients Waiting at Loma Linda Med Ctr = 12

Patients Waiting at Lucile Salter Packard Children = 14

Patients Waiting at California Pacific Med Ctr = 2

Patients Waiting at USCD Medical Center = 8

Patients Waiting at U of Ca San Francisco = 7

Patients Waiting at Sutter Memorial Hosp = 21

Patients Waiting at Sharp Memorial Hosp = 17

Patients Waiting at Stanford U Med Center = 29

Patients Waiting at UCLA Medical Center = 79

Patients Waiting at Keck Hospital USC = 8

Utah

Completed in 2012 = 19

Completed in 2011 = 36

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 48

Patients Waiting at Intermountain Medical Ctr = 21

Patients Waiting at U of Utah Med Ctr = 19

Patients Waiting at Primary Childrens Hospital = 6

Region 6

Completed in 2012 = 33

Completed in 2011 = 56

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 94

Oregon

Completed in 2012 = 8

Completed in 2011 = 20

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 22

Patients Waiting at Oregon Health and Science = 18

Washington

Completed in 2012 = 25

Completed in 2011 = 36

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 72

Patients Waiting at Sacred Heart Me3edical Ctr = 14

Patients Waiting at Seattle Childrens Hospital = 12

Patients Waiting at Univ Of Washington Med Ctr = 46

Region 7

Completed in 2012 = 121

Completed in 2011 = 230

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 381

Illinois

Completed in 2012 = 45

Completed in 2011 = 82

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 157

Patients Waiting at Advocate Christ Me3e Ctr = 20

Patients Waiting at Ann & Robert Lurie Childrens = 9

Patients Waiting at Evanston Hospital – 13

Patients Waiting at Loyola U Me3ed Center = 52

Patients Waiting at Northwestern Med Center = 14

Patients Waiting at Rush U Med Center = 13

Patients Waiting at U of Chicago Med Center = 36

Minnesota

Completed in 2012 = 35

Completed in 2011 = 65

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 =159

Patients Waiting at Abbot Northwestern = 13

Patients Waiting at St. Mary’s Mayo Clinic = 79

Patients Waiting at U of Minnesota Medical = 67

Wisconsin

Completed in 2012 = 41

Completed in 2011 = 83

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 65

Patients Waiting at Childrens Hosp Wisconsin = 14

Patients Waiting at Aurora St. Luke’s = 25

Patients waiting at U of Wisconsin = 26

Region 8

Completed in 2012 = 86

Completed in 2011 = 162

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 184

Colorado

Completed in 2012 = 13

Completed in 2011 = 38

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 43

Patients Waiting at Childrens Hospital Colorado = 5

Patients Waiting at U of Colorado Hospital = 38

Iowa

Completed in 2012 = 3

Completed in 2011 = 16

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 15

Patients Waiting at U of Iowa = 15

Missouri

Completed in 2012 = 55

Completed in 2011 = 91

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 111

Patients Waiting at Barnes Jewish Hospital = 78

Patients Waiting at St Louis Childrens Hospital = 10

Patients Waiting at St. Luke’s of Kansas City = 23

Nebraska

Completed in 2012 = 15

Completed in 2011 = 17

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 15

Patients Waiting at Nebraska Medical Center = 15

Region 9

Completed in 2012 = 85

Completed in 2011 = 159

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 306

New York

Completed in 2012 = 85

Completed in 2011 = 159

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 306

Patients Waiting at NY Presbyterian Hospital = 189

Patients Waiting at Strong Memorial Hospital = 42

Patients Waiting at Montefiore Medical Center = 20

Patients Waiting at Mount Sinai Med Center = 45

Patients Waiting at Westchester Medical Center = 10

Region 10

Completed in 2012 = 111

Completed in 2011 = 191

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 246

Indiana

Completed in 2012 = 28

Completed in 2011 = 53

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 36

Patients Waiting at Indiana University Health = 6

Patients Waiting at Lutheran Hosp at Fort Wayne = 1

Patients Waiting at St. Vincent’s Hospital – 29

Michigan

Completed in 2012 = 34

Completed in 2011 = 58

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 76

Patients Waiting at Childrens Hospital Michigan = 3

Patients Waiting at Henry Ford Hospital = 15

Patients Waiting at Spectrum Health = 8

Patients Waiting at U of Michigan Medical Center = 50

Ohio

Completed in 2012 = 49

Completed in 2011 = 80

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 134

Patients Waiting at Cleveland Clinic = 85

Patients Waiting at Childrens Hospital Med Ctr = 8

Patients Waiting at OSU Med Center = 22

Patients Waiting at

Patients Waiting at U Hospital of Cleveland= 17

Region 11

Completed in 2011 = 126

Completed in 2012 = 258

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 406

Kentucky

Completed in 2011 = 13

Completed in 2012 = 23

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 63

Patients Waiting at Jewish Hospital = 46

Patients Waiting at U of Kenucky Med Ctr = 17

North Carolina

Completed in 2011 = 49

Completed in 2012 = 106

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 106

Patients Waiting at NC Baptist = 15

Patients Waiting at Carolinas Me3eical Center = 22

Patients Waiting at Duke University Hospital = 58

Patients Waiting at UNC Hospitals = 11

South Carolina

Completed in 2011 = 6

Completed in 2012 = 24

Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 17

Patients Waiting at Med Center of SC = 17

Patients Waiting at Med Univ of SC = 17

Tennessee

in 2012 = 54

Completed in 2011 = 30

Completed Patients On Wait List on 09-25-12 = 104

Patients Waiting at Baptist Memorial Hospital = 9

Patients Waiting at St. Thomas Hospital = 3

Patients Waiting at Vanderbilt Med Center = 92

 

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3 Comments on "Heart Transplant Statistics 09-25-12"

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  1. June says:

    Thanks for the info Hiland. How are you doing? Coming up on 5 years Dec. 31. Down to just a yearly heart biopsy.

  2. Hiland Doolittle says:

    June, That is truly great. Five years! Wow! Mine is a little stickier but I feel blessed. Proud to know you! Best, Hiland

  3. Ann Daly says:

    Very informative Hiland! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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