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Kidney Perfusion Pump

The Avera Transplant Institute uses a kidney perfusion pump, a complex device that measures how easily fluids move through a kidney.

The kidney pump is used to:

  • Help predict if a kidney is functioning appropriately and can be used without risk of delayed graft function or non-function
  • Therapeutically perfuses deceased donor kidneys while awaiting recipient arrival and crossmatch completion

The goal of the pump is to save kidneys that may have otherwise been discarded, in order to offer life-saving transplantation to those waiting for an organ. Since acquiring the kidney pump, several patients have received kidneys which would have otherwise been discarded.

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.

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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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