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I have no hands of my own, I move through your hands

India’s first double hand transplant was carried out successfully at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, on 12-13 January 2015. 30-year old Manu lost both his hands in a tragic accident three years ago when he was pushed out of a running train after confronting a group of thugs who were harassing a women […]

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325 Liver Transplants in 10 Years at Amrita Hospital

July 29, 2014 A reunion of liver transplant recipients and their donors was held at the Amrita Hospital of Medical Sciences on the 10th anniversary of Amrita’s liver transplant unit.   Transplantation is the only treatment available from patients suffering from acute or chronic liver failure. Nearly 90% of Amrita’s liver transplant patients survive the […]

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Give the body, live after your death

Amritapuri — Tuesday, 17 August 2004 On this meditation day, Amma was asked a question about the posthumous donation of organs to scientists and hospitals. “Does it effect the soul, whether the body is buried, cremated or donated?” the questioner wanted to know. Amma replied that what happens to a body after its death only […]

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First Kidney transplant at Amrita hosptial

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 […]