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The Apollo Transplant Institutes (ATI) is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive solid transplant programs.


  • 1st successful pediatric liver transplant in 1998
  • 1st successful adult cadaveric transplant in 1998
  • 1st successful liver transplant for acute liver failure in 1999
  • 1st combined liver kidney transplant in 1999
  • 1st successful liver transplant for HIV in 2008
  • Youngest pediatric liver transplant in India in 2008
  • 1st successful liver transplant for Hepatitis B without using immunoglobulin 2008
  • 1st successful liver transplant for Crigler Najjar Syndrome in 2008
  • 1st successful living liver transplant for portal biliopathy in 2009
  • 1st international air rescue for a patient with acute liver failure in 2010
  • Asia’s first en-bloc combined heart & liver transplant, joining a very small set of transplant centres in the world to have done this.
  • Combined heart and lung transplant on the oldest recorded recipient in India.
  • 1st simultaneous Liver-Intestine-Pancreas transplant in India
  • 1st simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas transplant in South India.
  • 1st donor incompatible kidney transplant performed using technique of Column adsorption of blood group antibodies.
  • Double-lung transplantation for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS] – the first case in India and second in the world. HPS results from mutations in one of seven different genes

Other Achievements

  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs “Only Pancreas” transplant for the first time in India
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi successfully performs liver transplant on One-year-old child from Kenya.
  • The Apollo Transplant Program is the busiest program in the world, by performing 1456 transplants (390 liver, 1066 kidney) and Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, the busiest centre with 952 transplants (283 liver, 669 kidney).
  • Since the first successful liver transplant in India in 1998, the Apollo Transplant Program has performed 21000 kidney transplants & 5600 liver transplants in children and adults till date.
  • Harvested 23 organs in a day, an extraordinary feat indeed.
  • Saved the life of 3 individuals; achieves the feat of transplanting the liver of a single donor into two adult recipients; successfully performs an isolated intestinal transplantation and transplants the abdominal wall – the first ever case in South India, all from the organs of a single donor
  • One of the nation’s largest Dialysis network with over 75000 dialysis procedures every year
  • Over 1500 Corneal Transplants
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