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Donor Services

Organ Donation

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

Bone Marrow Donation

Over 30,000 people a year are diagnosed with Leukemia or other blood diseases for which a marrow or blood stem cell transplant may be the best treatment.

Anyone interested in becoming bone marrow/stem cell donor can join the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) registry through its web site at Use this easy online registration system to print out the consent form and payment form, which are mailed in. If you are an eligible donor, the NMDP Center Support Services will then send you a swab kit to collect cells for tissue typing.

Other Donor Services

Learn about some other donor-related services in the area.

  • Visit Donate Life America to learn more about registering to become a donor and how you can help.
  • The South Dakota Lions Eye Bank accepts over 500 corneas for transplants each year. This unique opportunity has lead to improved vision for many people in the area. You can learn more by calling 605-373-1008 or by following the link to their website.
  • For blood donation inquiries, please call the Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222 or 605-877-3070.
  • If you are a resident of South Dakota and possess a driver's license or I.D. card, follow the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Program link to complete an organ and tissue donor registry form.
  • HelpHOPELive is committed to educating the public about the critical need for organ donation and helping patients in need.

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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