Tag: Heart transplant statistics
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 […]
A March report from Johns Hopkins University about heart transplant recipients and the 10-year survival benchmark highlights the donor award debate in Congress.
Most patients awaiting transplantation will beconme frustrated, nervous and confuised by the process. I am a stats guy. In fact, when I went to transplant centers, the first questions I asked was what is the center’s one year, three year and five year survival rate. It’s not all about the numbers, but it is comforting to know who is doing it right. The OPTN-UNOS site maintains an up-to-the-minute resource center that provides valuable inforamtion about your center and your general position on the wait list.