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What are some statistics on lung transplant success rates?

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Statistics regarding lung transplant success rates indicate that as of 2015, approximately 78 percent of recipients survive one year, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. About 63 percent of lung transplant recipients survive three years, and 51 percent survive five years.

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Double-lung transplant recipients have a better survival rate than single-lung transplant recipients, notes the NHLBI. Individuals who receive a single-lung transplant have a median survival of 4.6 years, while those who receive a double-lung transplant have a median survival of 6.6 years.

Survival rates vary depending on the facility that performs the procedure, notes Healthline. As of June 2014, University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Mayo Clinic had higher-than-expected lung-transplant survival results, while University Medical Center, University of Arizona and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center had lower-than-expected results, reports the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

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