The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is responsible for the oversight of all transplant centers in the country. UNOS requires all transplant centers to periodically report specific data that is published quarterly by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The publication of this data allows potential transplant candidates to look at the performance of any transplant center. Potential transplant candidates should be aware of the results of the transplant centers they work with and consider the possibility of multiple listing to maximize access to transplantation.

This section includes select highlights about how the UC Davis Transplant Center performs in key categories, according to data published by the SRTR. Statistics and analysis on the following pages were posted on those pages in March 2013, and were based on the most recent data available at that time. SRTR data, including the latest reports, can be accessed directly at


Thanks to innovation, collaboration, and dedication, the team at the UC Davis Transplant Center has grown significantly in recent years, becoming one of the nation's largest kidney transplant programs. In 2012, UC Davis was the fourth-largest U.S. adult kidney transplant program. The graph below shows our growth in transplant volume over the last twelve years.

volume graph

UC Davis imports kidneys from around the country, while our dedicated multi-disciplinary team of transplant nephrologists, surgeons, nurses, social workers, and other professionals pay close attention to the health of patients on our waiting list. This unique combination of scientific advancement and compassionate care offers our patients outstanding outcomes on the waiting list: fewer deaths and more transplants.

The first two graphs below show the rates of death and transplant per year of waiting for UC Davis, other Northern California centers, and the US average. UC Davis achieves dramatically lower rates of death on the waiting list, and dramatically higher rates of transplant.

The final graph shows median waiting time, demonstrating how much more quickly UC Davis patients get transplanted.

Waiting list info: SRTR July 2012 release, covering 01/01/2011-12/31/2011

Waiting time info: SRTR July 2012 release, covering 01/01/2006 and 06/30/2011

percent adults died per year on waiting list

percent adults transplanted per year on waiting list

median time to transplant (months)

Transplanted kidneys are functioning, and patients are alive, at one year and three years post-transplant at rates higher than predicted by our risk adjustment, at rates better than the national average, and at rates similar to other Northern California transplant centers. This is thanks to our dedicated team of inpatient and post-transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, nurses, infectious disease physicians, advanced practice nurses, and other professionals who closely monitor our patients.

The graphs below show one- and three-year graft and patient survival for UC Davis, other Northern California centers, and the U.S. average.

Post-transplant info: SRTR July 2012 release, covering 01/01/2009 - 06/30/2011

percent functioning

percent alive