Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

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If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list and how many transplants the center is actually performing.

The OPTN website also shows how many patients of specific blood types are waiting at a specific center as well as how many persons of a specific status are o the wait list. For me, observing how the process was shaking out encouraged me even though the numbers didn’t always seem favorable.

This is part one of a two part series. This part contains data from the OPTN website regarding national, regional, state and center wait lists and transplants performed. Part 1 covers regions 1-4. Part 2 will have the same data for Regions 5-9.

National Statistics for Heart Transplants and Wait List Patients

As of June 25, 2013, there were 3,545 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US. 

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through March 31, 2013, 575 heart transplants were performed.

In 2012 By Blood Type:

906 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant. 

984 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant.

343 Blood Type B patients received a heart transplant.

145 Blood Type AB patients received a heart transplant.

In 2013 By Blood Type (Through March 31, 2013):

223 Blood Type O patients have received a heart transplant. 

223 Blood Type A patients have received a heart transplant.

95 Blood Type B patients have received a heart transplant.

34 Blood Type AB patients have received a heart transplant.

In 2012 By Age:

Age 1 = 106 heart transplants performed

Age 1 – 5 = 91 heart transplants performed

Age 6 – 10 = 59 heart transplants performed

Age 11 – 17 = 114 heart transplants performed

Age 18 – 34 = 214 heart transplants performed

Age 35 – 49 = 429 heart transplants performed

Age 50 – 64 = 1,003 heart transplants performed

Age 65 + = 362 heart transplants performed

This post is a data-rich entry (see below)

I hope this information has value to persons waiting or considering 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. More specifics are available on the OPTN website.

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 2012 performance levels.

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 June 21st, 2013, there were 129,039 patients awaiting transplants (all organs). 

On June 26, 2013, 3,545 patients were awaiting a heart transplant in the US.

Region 1: 

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 84

Heart Transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 18        

Patients Waiting on June 21, 2013 = 213

Connecticut:   

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 26

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 6

Heart transplant patients On Wait List on 06-21-13= 26

Wait List at Hartford Hospital 06-21-13 = 19

Wait List at Yale New Haven Hospital 06-21-13 = 7

Massachusetts:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 58

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 12

Heart transplant patients Waiting on 06-21-13 = 187

Wait List at Boston Children’s Hospital 06-21-13 = 9

Wait List at Mass General 06-12-13 = 35

Wait List at Tufts Medical Center 06-21-13 = 90

Wait List at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 06-21-13= 53

Region 2:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 278

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 82

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 326

Delaware

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 3

Heart transplants completed through 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 1

District of Columbia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 7

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 3

Patients On Wait List on June 21, 2013= 44

Wait List at Washington Hospital Center 06-21-13 = 44

Maryland

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 30

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 8

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 46

Wait List at Johns Hopkins Hospital = 26

Wait List at Maryland Med System = 20

New Jersey

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 77

Heart Transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 23

Patients Waiting on 06-21-13 = 21

Patients Waiting at Newark Beth Israel Med = 13

Patients Waiting at Robert Wood Johnson U = 8

Pennsylvania

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 155

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 45

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 195

Patients Waiting at Allegheny General Hosp = 27

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Pittsburgh = 3

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Philadelphia = 11

Patients Waiting at Milton S Hersey = 51

Patients Waiting at Hahnemann University Hosp = 10

Patients Waiting at U of Pittsburgh Hosp = 27

Patients Waiting at Thomas Jefferson = 9

Patients Waiting at Temple University = 21

Patients Waiting at U of P Hosp = 36

Virginia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 259

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 62

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 177

Patients Waiting at Inova Fairfax Hospital = 37

Patients Waiting at MCV Hospitals = 43

Patients Waiting at Sentara Norfolk General = 47

Patients Waiting at UVA Hospital = 24

Patients Waiting at McGuire VA = 26

Region 3:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 288

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 70

Patients On Wait List on 06-31-13 = 418

Alabama

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 22

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-12-12 = 36

Patients Waiting at Univ of Alabama Hospital = 33

Children’s Hosp of Alabama = 3

Arkansas

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 34

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 25

Patients Waiting at Baptist Medical Center = 20

Patients Waiting at Arkansas Children’s Hospital = 5

Florida

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 139

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 40

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 217

Patients Waiting at All Children’s Hospital = 1

Patients Waiting at Florida Hosp Med Center = 15

Patients Waiting at Joe DiMaggio Children’s = 1

Patients Waiting at Jackson Memorial Hosp = 31

Patients Waiting at Mayo Clinic Florida = 65

Patients Waiting at Tampa General Hosp = 34

Patients Waiting at Shands Hosp at U of Florida = 70

Georgia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 55

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 11

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 51

Patients Waiting at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta = 4

Patients Waiting at Emory University Hospital = 29

Patients Waiting at Piedmont Hospital = 18

Louisiana

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 20

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 7

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 68

Patients Waiting at Ochsner Foundation Hospital = 68

Mississippi

Heart transplant cHHeart transplant ompleted in 2012 = 12

Heart Transplant completed 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 19

Patients Waiting at U of Miss = 19

Puerto Rico

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 6

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 4

Patients Waiting at Cardiovascular Ctr of PR = 4

Region 4

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 18

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 23

Oklahoma

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 18

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 23

Patients Waiting at Integris Baptist Med Center = 23

Texas

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 259

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 62

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 422

Patients Waiting at Children’s Med Ctr Dallas = 17

Patients Waiting at Seton’s Medical Center = 13

Patients Waiting at Medical City Dallas Hospital = 44

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

Patients Waiting at Memorial Hermann Hosp = 21

Patients Waiting at Methodist Specialty & Transplant = 13

Patients Waiting at U of Texas Med Branch = 5

Patients Waiting at The Methodist Hospital = 43

Patients Waiting at Univ Hospital St Paul = 34

Patients Waiting at Baylor University Hospital = 23

Patients Waiting at Texas Children’s Hosp = 29

Patients Waiting at Texas Sierra Medical Ctr –

Patients Waiting at Scott & White Memorial Hosp = 10    

Heart Transplant Statistics 07-01-13

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list and how many transplants the center is actually performing.

The OPTN website also shows how many patients of specific blood types are waiting at a specific center as well as how many persons of a specific status are o the wait list. For me, observing how the process was shaking out encouraged me even though the numbers didn’t always seem favorable.

This is part one of a two part series. This part contains data from the OPTN website regarding national, regional, state and center wait lists and transplants performed. Part 1 covers regions 1-4. Part 2 will have the same data for Regions 5-9.

National Statistics for Heart Transplants and Wait List Patients

As of June 25, 2013, there were 3,545 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through March 31, 2013, 575 heart transplants were performed.

In 2012 By Blood Type:

906 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant.

984 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant.

343 Blood Type B patients received a heart transplant.

145 Blood Type AB patients received a heart transplant.

In 2013 By Blood Type (Through March 31, 2013):

223 Blood Type O patients have received a heart transplant.

223 Blood Type A patients have received a heart transplant.

95 Blood Type B patients have received a heart transplant.

34 Blood Type AB patients have received a heart transplant.

In 2012 By Age:

Age 1 = 106 heart transplants performed

Age 1 – 5 = 91 heart transplants performed

Age 6 – 10 = 59 heart transplants performed

Age 11 – 17 = 114 heart transplants performed

Age 18 – 34 = 214 heart transplants performed

Age 35 – 49 = 429 heart transplants performed

Age 50 – 64 = 1,003 heart transplants performed

Age 65 + = 362 heart transplants performed

This post is a data-rich entry (see below)

I hope this information has value to persons waiting or considering 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. More specifics are available on the OPTN website.

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 2012 performance levels.

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 June 21st, 2013, there were 129,039 patients awaiting transplants (all organs).

On June 26, 2013, 3,545 patients were awaiting a heart transplant in the US.

Region 1: 

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 84

Heart Transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 18

Patients Waiting on June 21, 2013 = 213

Connecticut:   

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 26

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 6

Heart transplant patients On Wait List on 06-21-13= 26

Wait List at Hartford Hospital 06-21-13 = 19

Wait List at Yale New Haven Hospital 06-21-13 = 7

Massachusetts:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 58

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 12

Heart transplant patients Waiting on 06-21-13 = 187

Wait List at Boston Children’s Hospital 06-21-13 = 9

Wait List at Mass General 06-12-13 = 35

Wait List at Tufts Medical Center 06-21-13 = 90

Wait List at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 06-21-13= 53

Region 2:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 278

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 82

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 326

Delaware

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 3

Heart transplants completed through 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 1

District of Columbia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 7

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 3

Patients On Wait List on June 21, 2013= 44

Wait List at Washington Hospital Center 06-21-13 = 44

Maryland

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 30

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 8

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 46

Wait List at Johns Hopkins Hospital = 26

Wait List at Maryland Med System = 20

New Jersey

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 77

Heart Transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 23

Patients Waiting on 06-21-13 = 21

Patients Waiting at Newark Beth Israel Med = 13

Patients Waiting at Robert Wood Johnson U = 8

Pennsylvania

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 155

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 45

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 195

Patients Waiting at Allegheny General Hosp = 27

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Pittsburgh = 3

Patients Waiting at Children’s Hosp of Philadelphia = 11

Patients Waiting at Milton S Hersey = 51

Patients Waiting at Hahnemann University Hosp = 10

Patients Waiting at U of Pittsburgh Hosp = 27

Patients Waiting at Thomas Jefferson = 9

Patients Waiting at Temple University = 21

Patients Waiting at U of P Hosp = 36

Virginia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 259

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 62

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 177

Patients Waiting at Inova Fairfax Hospital = 37

Patients Waiting at MCV Hospitals = 43

Patients Waiting at Sentara Norfolk General = 47

Patients Waiting at UVA Hospital = 24

Patients Waiting at McGuire VA = 26

Region 3:

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 288

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 70

Patients On Wait List on 06-31-13 = 418

Alabama

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 22

Heart transplants completed by 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-12-12 = 36

Patients Waiting at Univ of Alabama Hospital = 33

Children’s Hosp of Alabama = 3

Arkansas

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 34

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 25

Patients Waiting at Baptist Medical Center = 20

Patients Waiting at Arkansas Children’s Hospital = 5

Florida

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 139

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 40

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 217

Patients Waiting at All Children’s Hospital = 1

Patients Waiting at Florida Hosp Med Center = 15

Patients Waiting at Joe DiMaggio Children’s = 1

Patients Waiting at Jackson Memorial Hosp = 31

Patients Waiting at Mayo Clinic Florida = 65

Patients Waiting at Tampa General Hosp = 34

Patients Waiting at Shands Hosp at U of Florida = 70

Georgia

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 55

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 11

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 51

Patients Waiting at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta = 4

Patients Waiting at Emory University Hospital = 29

Patients Waiting at Piedmont Hospital = 18

Louisiana

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 20

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 7

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 68

Patients Waiting at Ochsner Foundation Hospital = 68

Mississippi

Heart transplant cHHeart transplant ompleted in 2012 = 12

Heart Transplant completed 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 19

Patients Waiting at U of Miss = 19

Puerto Rico

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 6

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 1

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 4

Patients Waiting at Cardiovascular Ctr of PR = 4

Region 4

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 18

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 23

Oklahoma

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 18

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 5

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 23

Patients Waiting at Integris Baptist Med Center = 23

Texas

Heart transplants completed in 2012 = 259

Heart transplants completed 03-31-13 = 62

Patients On Wait List on 06-21-13 = 422

Patients Waiting at Children’s Med Ctr Dallas = 17

Patients Waiting at Seton’s Medical Center = 13

Patients Waiting at Medical City Dallas Hospital = 44

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

Patients Waiting at Memorial Hermann Hosp = 21

Patients Waiting at Methodist Specialty & Transplant = 13

Patients Waiting at U of Texas Med Branch = 5

Patients Waiting at The Methodist Hospital = 43

Patients Waiting at Univ Hospital St Paul = 34

Patients Waiting at Baylor University Hospital = 23

Patients Waiting at Texas Children’s Hosp = 29

Patients Waiting at Texas Sierra Medical Ctr –

Patients Waiting at Scott & White Memorial Hosp = 10

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