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Avera Transplant Institute 

Avera Campus
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (866) 686-1062
Fax: (605) 322-7351

Kidney & Pancreas Transplant

Kidney & Pancreas Transplant


1315 S Cliff Avenue, Suite 1000 - Plaza 3
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

The physicians at Avera Transplant Institute specialize in kidney and pancreas transplantation. People across the region are finding new hope and new life at the Avera Transplant Institute.

With a long-standing commitment to saving lives through organ donation and transplantation, Avera McKennan was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for sustaining a 24-month organ donation rate of 80% and was also recognized for best practices in rates of organ transplantation per donor.

Kidney Transplant

Avera Transplant Institute's organ transplant program has been in operation for over 15 years, offering kidney transplantation, as well as the state's only pancreas tranplant program. Our proven outcomes can be found on the governmental website Ustransplant.

Avera Transplant constantly improves our ability to treat patients with the latest techniques and technology.

Our experienced kidney transplant team offers a range of services depending on the needs of patients, including:

Living Donation
Waiting List

Learn more about the kidney transplantation process

Pancreas Transplant

The Avera Transplant Institute is home to specialists with expertise in pancreas transplant. In response to a growing need for pancreas transplant in the region, we have developed our program under the guidelines of the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Pancreas transplantation benefits people in need of a pancreas transplant due to diabetes type I. For many patients, diabetes has also caused kidney failure requiring kidney transplant. Patients now have the option to treat diabetes in conjunction with their kidney transplant at the Transplant Institute.

We offer different types of pancreas transplantation depending on the needs of our patients, including:

  • Pancreas after kidney transplant (PAK)
  • Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant (SKP)
  • Pancreas transplant alone (PTA)

More information on the different types of pancreas transplants

    Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Resources

    United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

    UNOS is an organization established by Congress to oversee the national organ wait list and the matching process. The following patient information is required information for transplant centers to provide to persons who are on the transplant waiting list. Select and click on the bullet point to access this information.

    Choose from the following topics to learn about the kidney and pancreas transplant processes. Printable pdf versions are provided.

    Viewable versions Printable pdf versions

    Become a Donor

    Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for kidney failure. Since 1993, the Avera Transplant Institute has performed over 300 kidney and pancreas transplant.

    • Living kidney donation is often the best option if available.
    • Deceased solid organ donation would not be possible without the United Network for Organ Sharing and generous kidney donors willing to help save lives.
    • Contact the LifeSource organization at 605-322-8808 or visit their website to learn more about donation activities in the region.

    Donate Life America

    In celebration of National Donate Life Month, Donate Life America (DLA) launches a new national Web site,, focusing on providing quick and easy access to state donor registries. The site features a new interactive map of the United States that links directly to state donor registration pages.

    Learn more

    News & Awards

    We are proud of the local and national recognition our transplant programs receive. Here you can learn about the latest Avera Transplant Institute news, accreditations and awards.

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