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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...




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