Lung transplant success rates

Survival rates for lung transplant patients are tracked nationally by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

To help you understand these rates, keep in mind that other centers may have high success rates in part because they don’t accept highly challenging transplant cases. Patients who come to University of Minnesota Medical Center for a lung transplant often are high-risk, very ill patients, who were unable to get a lung transplant at another center.

Adult lung transplant patient survival rates1 month
(July 2010 -
December 2012)
1 year
(July 2010 -
December 2012)
3 years
(January 2008 -
June 2010)
University of Minnesota Medical Center100.00%92.22%78.33%

For more information about survival statistics, go to Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network or