(1 Oct '01)
Amrita Institute has been recognised by the Kerala Government, Human Organ Transplant Act 1995, for performing both live donor and cadaveric renal transplantations. The programme assimilates the most modern technology for the benefit of our patients.
The first kidney transplant at Amrita was performed by on 4th September, 2001. The patient’s mother had donated one of her kidneys. He and his mother were discharged after only ten days with excellent prognosis. In the four months after inauguration, five transplants were performed and all been completely successful. Many more patients are awaiting compatibility results with their potential donors before being accepted for surgery.