Transplant Services

When you or a loved one face a transplant situation, find hope and healing through the services of Avera Transplant Institute—South Dakota’s largest and longest-running transplant center—and Avera’s dedicated transplant physicians and surgeons.

Avera Transplant Institute houses a multidisciplinary team dedicated to managing diseases through cutting-edge therapies and transplantation. Technology, collaborative care and numerous successful outcomes set us apart in the region.

Transplant Expertise & Experience

Trust Avera’s expertise in pre- and post-transplant care, as well as transplant surgery. Because we have the experience of performing more than 1,000 transplants, you benefit from excellent outcomes that meet or exceed national standards. At Avera, you’ll find:

  • Comprehensive kidney services – the first in the Dakotas – including living-donor options for kidney transplant
  • The only blood and marrow transplant program in the Dakotas
  • The only pancreas transplant program in the Dakotas
  • The only United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) -approved HLA lab in South Dakota
  • Extensive pre- and post- liver transplant care at the Dakotas’ only dedicated liver disease program with an emphasis on new hepatitis C treatments

Compassionate, Personalized Care

Get step-by-step guidance from a transplant coordinator—a registered nurse who arranges your care and offers education and support. Count on your coordinator, along with the rest of your multidisciplinary transplant team, for integrated care that addresses your physical, emotional and spiritual health throughout your transplant journey.

Avera Transplant Institute

You’ll enjoy facilities designed for you and your loved ones when you choose the Avera Transplant Institute. Located on the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center campus in Sioux Falls, our transplant center provides dedicated space and comprehensive organ services for kidney, liver, endocrinology and surgery. That means you benefit from multidisciplinary care in a single location.

Pre- and Post-Transplant Care in Your Community

Stay close to home while receiving high-quality pre- and post-transplant care and support. Count on well-coordinated, ongoing care through outreach programs across South Dakota, from Pine Ridge to Aberdeen. Find a location near you.

Contact Us

Call the Avera Transplant Institute at 866-686-1062 to find specialists, make an appointment or learn more about transplant services at Avera.


Become a Donor

Give an amazing gift by becoming an organ or blood and marrow donor. Review our donor services information to learn how you can:

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.