For more information
Call 612-863-5638
Contact us

Kidney donors: 
Contact Susanna Gust

Kidney recipients:
Contact Julie Berken

Frequently asked questions

To determine if a kidney transplant is the right option for you, we conduct a thorough review of your health history. This includes routine health screenings based on your age, gender and health history. You will also undergo specific testing for transplant eligibility. A coordinator will help guide you through the testing process. 

    • Improved quality of life
    • Freedom from dialysis
    • More energy
    • No dialysis diet or restrictions
    • More time to do what you enjoy
    • Easier to travel
    • In most cases, longer life expectancy 

    • Surgical complications
    • Kidney rejection
    • Infection
    • Kidney may not work right away
    • Cancer

    Contact us at 612-863-5638. Please have your insurance information available when you call. We will check your insurance to verify coverage for transplant at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. 

    You can refer yourself by calling 612-863-5638. 


    Your doctor or dialysis unit may send a referral to us. When we receive the information, transplant staff will contact you for additional information.


    You can submit a paper referral form:

    Please fill out this form and fax it to 612- 863-5626, mail it to:

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    Kidney Transplant Program
    800 East 28th St
    Minneapolis,MN 55407