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Survival Statistics

According to the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), 2,769 lung transplants were performed world wide in 2008.

Survival for all lung transplant recipients was analyzed. Benchmark survival rates were:

  • 79% at 1 year
  • 63% at 3 years
  • 52% at 5 years
  • 29% at 10 years

Survival depends on many factors, including the pre-transplant diagnosis, recipient age, weight and overall health, type of transplant, various donor characteristics and other factors.

More than 80% of patients had no activity limitations at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after transplant.

Click here to go to ISHLT's Web site. Choose "Overall Lung and Adult Lung Transplantation Statistics" for a slide show depicting informative and detailed statistics.