Kidney & Pancreas Transplant
Enhance your quality of life with a kidney or pancreas transplant at Avera Transplant Institute. You can feel confident in our experience and expertise because we’ve performed hundreds of kidney and pancreas transplants and use the best technology and surgical techniques available. And you’ll be matched to a donor as soon as possible thanks to our participation in the nationwide United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Get an overview of kidney transplants, the best treatment for kidney failure and an alternative to dialysis. Then, find out what to expect after being placed on the waiting list for a kidney donation.
Kidney Perfusion Pump
After removing a kidney from a donor, medical professionals preserve it for transplant by using a pump that perfuses, or circulates, blood through the organ. By keeping donor kidneys viable, the pump can help you receive a transplant sooner.
Treat type 1 diabetes with a pancreas transplant at Avera—home to South Dakota’s only pancreas transplant program.
If your diabetes causes kidney failure, your doctor may recommend:
- Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant (SKP)
- Pancreas after kidney transplant (PAK)
Preparation for Transplant
Discover what to expect during referral and evaluation, the first phase of your transplant journey. Then, get the information you need to plan for lodging and expenses during follow-up care in Sioux Falls.
Information & Support for Donors
As you consider donating a kidney, explore the safety and benefits of living kidney donation. If you’d like to register to donate any of your organs after death, or if your deceased loved one was an organ donor, find support and resources through LifeSource.