Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Kochi successfully carried out small bowel transplantation which said to be the first surgery of its kind in Kerala. The surgery which lasted six hours was performed on a 37 year-old woman, Seena Shojan on 5th January. The organ donation was facilitated by the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS), the state government's Nodal Agency for organ retrieval and sharing.