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Because statistics can be hard to understand, we recommend you discuss them with your doctor. Keep in mind that these statistics address some - but not all - of the factors that are important to consider when selecting a transplant center.

Use the Getting Started Worksheet (PDF) to help you read individual transplant center listings.

Expected range for one-year survival

The expected range for one-year survival rate (item number 3 under Center-Specific Analysis) is adjusted for the mix of risk factors that can affect patient survival, such as HLA matching, recipient's age, disease and disease stage, and overall health before transplant.

The expected range for one-year survival rate shows what the survival would be if the center's same patient population had their transplants at a transplant center with results equal to the national average.

For a more detailed explanation of the methods used to determine survival rates, please contact Be The Match® at 1 (888) 999-6743 patientinfo@nmdp.org.

Survival by patient diagnosis and age

You will also find a section called Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage in the center's listing. If you do not find your disease in the table, it may be combined with other similar diseases in a broad category; please refer to this disease list for your disease and its category. If your disease is listed, look at the column within your age range to find transplant and survival numbers.

The totals listed are for 2008, 2009 and 2010 for allogeneic transplants. It only includes patients with known survival status at one year post-transplant. There are separate tables for unrelated and related transplants for centers that performed both unrelated and related donor transplants within these time periods.

For each transplant center, there are seven age categories:

  • 0 - 9 years
  • 10 - 19 years
  • 20 - 29 years
  • 30 - 39 years
  • 40 - 49 years
  • 50 - 59 years
  • 60 years and older