Choosing a Liver Transplant Program
Questions to Ask
When considering a liver transplant program, you want to know:
- How fast do patients on the wait list receive a transplant?
- What is the risk of dying while waiting for a liver transplant?
- How well do your patients do following the liver transplant procedure?
Among the Best Liver Transplant Programs in the U.S.
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) tracks data for the nation’s transplant programs. When Duke’s liver program is compared with other programs, the registry finds Duke’s liver program achieves among the best outcomes in the nation.
We maintain excellent outcomes for our patients despite the fact that we place very sick patients on the liver transplant waitlist. Many have multiple medical problems and have been turned down by other centers. In fact, some of our largest referral sources are other transplant programs.
One-Year Liver Transplant Survival Rate (from Deceased Donors)
Source: The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients January 2018