Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre has emerged as one of the largest centres in India, carrying out organ transplantations. The Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplantation, over the last 15 years has carried out about 1012 cases of transplantations, which includes heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow, and small intestine besides composite tissue like hands and face.
These transplants were a team effort, involving about 25 surgeons, 10 anaesthetists, and transplant and physicians social workers.
Amrita is the only hospital in South East Asia to carry out hand transplants.
Malayalam cine actor Padmasree Mohanlal to be the brand ambassador for Organ Donation. He will honour the families who have set example to the country by agreeing for the organ donation.
The organs can be donated by live donors for certain organs or procured from brain dead deceased donors. The services are backed by a team of specialist doctors, paramedics and support services.
On coming 8th Sep. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan will formally dedicate the Centre of Excellence in Organ Transplantation at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi to the Nation.