Outcomes & Survival Rates

The Upstate Medical University Kidney Transplant Program is one of the first transplant programs in Upstate New York and is led by regionally and nationally recognized transplant surgeons and physicians. Upstate is one of only three transplant programs in New York to have won the Bronze Level Award External Icon from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Icon (HHS), recognizing our program based on our outcomes and survival rates related to the transplants that we perform.

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients External Icon (SRTR) is the national database of statistics related to transplantation. Information is collected from every Transplant program in the United States.The SRTR provides information about transplant outcomes. Their reports include information concerning patients on the waiting list and those who receive a transplant. Patients and their families can also learn how these statistics differ from one transplant program to another.

The SRTR outcomes take into account how sick the patients are at each individual transplant center - this is called the "Expected" outcome. The number is different from center to center depending on the characteristics of the patients each transplant center lists. The "Expected" outcome is what the SRTR "expects" the outcomes to be for each transplant center based on their unique patient population. The "National Average" provides the average graft and patient survival for all kidney programs in the country. Upstate’s patient and graft survival rates are statistically consistent and better in some instances than the national and expected rates as shown in the following graphs:

Graft Survival Percantage Graph

Patient Survival Percentage Graph

Data source: www.srtr.org External Icon for patients receiving their first transplant between 01/01/2009 to 06/30/2011 for the 1 month and 1 year models and between 07/01/2006 to 12/31/2008 for the 3 year models.