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A successful organ transplant depends on appropriate evaluation of the organ recipient, expertise in the surgical procedures required to transplant the organ and on-going monitoring after transplant to prevent organ rejection or infections.
At Cedars-Sinai, we report our liver transplant data to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a regulatory organization for organ transplants. Information for hospitals in the United States performing transplants is shared with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which compares and publishes information about patient characteristics, waiting lists and outcomes by hospital.
The Cedars-Sinai one-year patient and graft survival data for liver transplants is presented below, compared to the national estimated survival rate and the rate that would be expected given the characteristic mix of the recipient and donor (age, disease and blood type, etc.) and the experience of similar patients in the U.S. These statistics reflect adult patients age 18 and older who had their first liver transplant. Patients who were having other organs transplanted at the same time (multiple organ transplantation) are not included.