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 Survival
1 year  96%  national average  96% 
3 years  92%  national average  92% 

Abdominal Transplant Volumes

We're one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the nation, having performed more than 1,900 abdominal transplants, including liver, liver/kidney, living-donor liver, liver/small bowel, small bowel/multivisceral.

Transplant Type 2022 Program Inception Through 12/31/2021
Liver and Liver/Kidney 15 1,514
Living-Donor Liver 9 186
Liver/Small Bowel/Intestine 2 292
Liver/Heart 2 2
Subtotal 28 1,994

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