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  1. Life-saver for HK liver patients

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong's hospitals could be the first in the world to use a system able to save the lives of patients with liver failure by cleaning their blood with pigs' liver cells without the need for a transplant. The US-based inv ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007065/life-saver-hk-liver-patients
  2. Kidney patients given a second chance at life

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helen Yu hoishan.yu@scmp.com With nearly 2,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney, patients can wait years before they get the chance of a transplant and a new lease of life. Yet five patients in this position have just received kidneys- all in the s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006653/kidney-patients-given-second-chance-life
  3. Donors flock to centres after marrow appeal

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com Donation centres received seven times more non-Asian bone-marrow donors in the last week than they usually get in a year after the international community turned out en masse to help a French man with leukaem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004229/donors-flock-centres-after-marrow-appeal
  4. Illegal organ trade thrives

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com An investigative report by an official newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into the illegal organ trade on the mainland and how poverty has driven young people to sell their kidneys for just 20,000 yuan. Donors, mos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996728/illegal-organ-trade-thrives
  5. Husband has week to live unless he gets a new liver

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Adrian Wan An urgent appeal was issued yesterday by the wife of a patient who has only one week to live if he does not get a liver transplant. Surveyor Benny Lee Chi-yan, 45, was admitted to Baptist Hospital in December and diagnosed as havin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990634/husband-has-week-live-unless-he-gets-new-liver
  6. Huge organ-selling ring busted

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland police have busted a highly sophisticated network of organ-trafficking syndicates across 18 provinces and municipalities, making 137 arrests and rescuing 127 would-be organ donors. The 137 suspects come from 28 traffi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008534/huge-organ-selling-ring-busted
  7. Patients in donation queue, saved by 'hidden hero'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Four people have received vital new organs thanks to the generosity of a family who wanted their loved one to 'live on' through others. 'I feel reborn,' said 54-year-old Ben Lau, whose tortuous three-year wait fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005647/patients-donation-queue-saved-hidden-hero
  8. letters

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When is a good time to blog? I love blogging. Whenever I feel upset or anxious, I write blogs to express my feelings. Once I felt extremely unhappy after arguing with my family, so I blogged about my thoughts. My friends read my updates and posted a lot o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000517/letters
  9. Boost for liver donation sees costs mount

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee When customs officer Simon Hui Sai-man donated part of his liver to save an injured colleague he raised public awareness of organ donation and gave a boost to the number of liver donations in the city. But with more people having liver transplant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734347/boost-liver-donation-sees-costs-mount
  10. Minister wants humane stance on organ cases

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Deputy Health Minister Huang Jiefu says he is a doctor first; official second. And it is this sensibility that has made him speak out boldly against perceived ills in the health system- starting with the practice of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996480/minister-wants-humane-stance-organ-cases

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