Organ transplantation is only the hope for patients with end stage organ failure. When a transplant is performed using an organ or tissue from a 'brain-dead, heart-beating' cadaver (dead person), the procedure is referred to as a cadaver transplant. In January 2015, a revolutionary surgery was performed by doctors at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, where the country’s first-hand transplantation surgery carried out.