Pediatric Liver Transplant Statistics and Outcomes

Liver Transplant Survival Rates at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Our liver transplant survival rates consistently beat the national average and are among the world's best. Ever since world-renowned transplant surgeon Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, initiated UPMC Children's Hospital pediatric liver transplantation program in 1981, the program has become the premier tertiary care provider for children with end-stage liver disease.

Liver Transplant Patient Survival
1 year  96%  national average  95% 
3 years  88%  national average  94% 

Abdominal Transplant Volumes

We're one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the nation, having performed more than 2,000 abdominal transplants, including liver, liver/kidney, living-donor liver, liver/small bowel, small bowel/multivisceral.

Transplant Type 2023 Program Inception Through 12/31/2022
Liver and Liver/Kidney 21 1,531
Living-Donor Liver 8 195
Liver/Small Bowel/Intestine 1 294
Liver/Heart 0 4
Subtotal 30 2,024

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