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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ray Mui used to have daily 11-hour kidney dialysis sessions just to stay alive. Now he plans to start a family with his new wife Gift of life that allows dreams to flourish It was like getting a "big wedding gift" when engaged transplant patient Ray Mui received a new kidney - and a new lease of life - from a deceased donor. The 40-year-old ...

  2. Dealers paid doctors to remove student's kidney

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Five men, including two doctors, have gone on trial in Chenzhou, Hunan, charged with intentional injury after they harvested a kidney from a high ... said organ dealer He Wei, who became involved in the trade to pay off debts, offered payment of 25,000 yuan. Yin Shen, who had sold one of his own kidneys before and who contacted the student ...

  3. Kidney patients last to be seen

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Kidney transplant patients at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong's only multi-organ transplant centre, are being pushed to the back of the queue, putting them at risk. Other organs have a shorter 'shelf life' and so get priority in the allocation of the hospital's overstretched facilities and manpower, doctors say. As a result, some kidney ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... and kidney, were donated to six further patients.   ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Live organ donors get priority for transplants

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... million. As live kidney donations are safe, the committee decided to add priority scores for kidney donors if they ever suffer kidney failure and go onto waiting lists. Live donations are currently far outnumbered by donations from deceased individuals. Li said Hong Kong should consider starting a registry for live kidney donation as public attitudes become more receptive. "Hong ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Doctor remembers a family's sacrifice in donating organs

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... brain, but his heart was beating strongly, his blood pressure was stable and his kidneys were functioning. The victim's relatives were aware of the critical condition, and 24 hours later, ... the whole exercise. In the end, she assented. The patient's heart, liver, kidneys and corneas were removed. Teams of anaesthetists and surgeons swung into action. For the liver transplant, ...

  7. Medical workers arrested over organ transplant bid

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there. The trio were caught red-handed preparing to remove a kidney from 21-year-old Anhui farmer Yang Ming, who had agreed to sell one of his kidneys, the Bazhou security official was quoted ... on its website. A patient with kidney disease had paid 280,000 yuan (HK$340,300) to them to perform the transplant and just 20,000 yuan was given to Yang, the report said. But, just before ...

  8. Hospitals fined for transplant blunder

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The blunder resulted in four patients at Taipei's National Taiwan University Hospital receiving the donor's liver, kidneys and a lung, and a fifth patient at National Cheng Kung University ... Three-quarters are waiting for kidneys. 407 organs had been donated in Taiwan in the first half of this year, which came from 107 deceased donors, according to registry figures ...

  9. Huge organ-selling ring busted

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and fines. One donor told CCTV that he was taken blindfolded to a flat by organ traffickers after they deceived him on the internet that selling his kidney would earn him good money. He was confined ... his kidney to a patient in Xuzhou for just 6,000 yuan (HK$7,350) rather than the 100,000 yuan promised by the traffickers. The man later joined the organ trafficking gangs to deceive more ...

  10. Organ donor had tumour- but risk is 'almost none'

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Four transplant patients who received a heart, a liver and two kidneys were unaware that their donor had suffered from a tumour- but experts said ... on Monday in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. On examination, her heart, liver, both kidneys and pair of corneas were considered suitable for organ transplantation. It was only when the donor's organs ...




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