What is Transplant Data?

Transplant information is collected at specific intervals throughout the transplant course. The type of data collected is determined by the various registries who also set standards for how the data is to be reported. In this way data from various reporting institutions is standardized and is able to be used for analysis and comparison.

The type of data collected and kept for analysis is important, as it provides physicians with the ability to look at factors affecting transplant outcome, morbidity and mortality, thus allowing for continual improvement in transplant outcomes and patient care.

Data kept for analysis includes points such as the disease classification and status, pre-transplant therapies received, the type of transplant, donor type, post-transplant complications, graft versus host disease, response to transplant and quality of life.