Survival Rate in Lung, Liver, Heart and Pancreas Transplant Recipients in Iran: A Registry-Based Study

Fatemeh Ghaemi, Farahnaz Ghaemi, M Zamyad


Background: The main purpose of organ transplantation is to prolong and maintain a quality life for patients with organ dysfunction.

Objective: We tried to evaluate short-term survival rates in lung, liver, heart and pancreas recipients.

Methods: This longitudinal study was based on the data of national registry of recipients in Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME), Iran. Survival rate after 1 year of transplantation, recipients’ age, gender, ischemic time as well as the number of transplantation units, OP units and identification units were collected from the database for all transplantation done between 2010 and 2011.

Results: 407 (223 female, and 184 male) patients were enrolled in the study. 13 (3.2%) patients received lung, 299 (73.5%) liver, 85 (20.9%) heart and 10 (2.5%) received pancreas. Within 1 year of transplantation, 61.5% of lung recipients, 88.3% of liver recipients, 72.9% of heart recipients and 80% of pancreas recipients (overall 85.3%) were functioning.

Conclusion: Given the short history of transplantation in Iran, we have achieved great success.


Lung transplantation; liver transplantation; heart transplantation; pancreas transplantation; recipient survival rate; ischemic time

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