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Rag has traces of Louis XVI's blood, study shows

Louis XVI

Two centuries after the French beheaded Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, scientists believe they have authenticated the remains of one such rag kept as a revolutionary relic.

Tuesday, 1 January, 2013, 7:04am

Romance is in the blood for donors

A chance encounter at a blood donor centre drew a couple together eight years ago. Now, they hope to exchange wedding vows at the very same place.

Tsui Yat-kit, 33, and Ng Tsz-wan, 27, are planning to tie the knot on December 12 at the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services' Tsuen Wan Donor Centre.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Methodist College

From a very young age, we're taught the virtue of generosity: the gift of giving and dedicating ourselves to serving and helping those less fortunate than we are.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A rice harvest dripping with bloody potential

An old dream of biotechnologists is to produce human proteins not by microbes or animals, but in an 'unbloody' way: by genetically manipulated or transgenic plants. Such plants can be grown and harvested, and the blood proteins extracted are 100 per cent safe. No virus contamination can harm us.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Medical blunders put in perspective

It is nearly two years since special teams were sent to patrol public hospital wards and monitor compliance with patient safety guidelines, following a spate of medical blunders. Health secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said at the time this was because the mishaps involved repetition of the same kinds of mistakes in routine procedures.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Woman victim of blood blunder

A woman is in serious condition in intensive care after receiving the wrong blood type in a transfusion at the Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po. A doctor and a patients' group said it was a serious mistake that even a new staff member should not commit.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fears over closure of blood plasma collection centres

Guizhou province, which supplies as much as 30 per cent of the country's blood plasma, has shut 80 per cent of its blood collection market in a sudden move that has sparked nationwide concern.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Warning on expat transfusions

An obstetrician at a private hospital that caters mainly to expatriates has called on the government to increase the supply of a blood type that is rare in ethnic Chinese but relatively common in white people.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

O-negative supplies prove the lifeblood of a family

When mother-of-three Rangana Abdulla looks at her young children, she is reminded of how glad she is that she did not have her first child in Hong Kong.

The British-born American of Indian descent has O-negative blood and when she had her son Aamir in Britain five years ago, she suffered post-delivery bleeding and needed six units of blood.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Evidence lost from siege bus, inquest hears

Hong Kong experts who collected evidence from Manila a week after eight Hongkongers died in last August's bus siege testified at the inquest yesterday that items on the bus had been moved or were missing.

The hearing was told that the handcuffs the gunman used to secure the tour guide near the door were not found on the bus, and that a headrest cover was missing.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Have the Kings sold out?

Kings of Leon are back with their fifth album, following the platinum success of Only By The Night. The band, made up of three brothers and a cousin from the Followill clan, seem to be in a quandary: unsure whether to stick with their trademark Southern sound, or go for stadium-rock style with instant mass appeal.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Record-low blood stocks force delay to operations

Several mainland cities, including provincial capitals, are experiencing unprecedented blood shortages, and operations have had to be delayed.

In Kunming in Yunnan province , reportedly the worst-hit city, the blood bank has been below its usual 400,000ml level since July, and on some days as low as 10,000ml, an official said.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

'He might find it hard in Class Four'

Racing luck comes in many forms and trainer Francis Lui Kin-wah was happy to take his slice of it when cellar-dweller Mount Surplus scrambled home with the opener.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Invention wins academics prize

Two academics have invented a non-invasive way to diagnose a deadly heart condition, saving patients a risky procedure.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Nasal surgery leaves actor high and dry

The MO Bar was a no-go zone on Tuesday because of Chanel's private party. Guests were invited to explore the depth of its J12 Marine watch, made for high fashion and now deep-sea diving. But celebrity guest Julian Cheung Chi-lam (left), won't be using any scuba gear soon.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am