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Heart Transplant Program Volumes and Outcomes

Highlights of the Heart Transplant Program

  • 100% 1-year patient survival post heart transplant
  • Third best overall survival rate in the country from listing
  • Regional leader in ventricular assist device (VAD) patient volume
  • Successful transplantation of single-ventricle patients at all three stages of repair: Norwood, Glenn, Fontan
  • Shorter average length of stay for patients: 14 days (National average: 21 days)

Heart transplant volumes

The number and types of pediatric heart transplants performed at Children’s Mercy between 2015 and 2022.


Heart transplant survival rates

1-year patient survival

A bar chart showing heart transplant outcomes at Children's Mercy. Graft and Patient Survival: January 1, 2020 through March 12, 2020 and June 13, 2020 and June 20, 2022. Data for 90-day graft survival: Children's Mercy 100%. Expected 95.43%. National average 95.88%. Data for 1-year conditional graft survival: Children's Mercy 100%. Expected 95.48%. National average 95.97%.

Children’s Mercy Kansas City has outstanding pediatric heart transplant patient and graft survival while caring for complex patients at all ages. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipient (SRTR) tracks outcome metrics including graft and patient survival. Access the SRTR outcomes. 


Heart recipient age

OPTN January 2024

The age of patients who received pediatric heart transplants at  Children’s Mercy between 2018 and 2022.


Heart transplant by diagnosis

UNOS January 2024

The diagnoses of patients who received pediatric heart transplants at Children’s Mercy in 2022.


For questions, please feel free to speak with your child’s transplant team or contact the Transplant Center at (816) 302-3088.