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Blood Transfusion

How a dose of young blood can reverse the effects of ageing

Dr Saul Villeda's study ignites hopes of possible cure for Alzheimer desease. Photo: EPA

Young blood is the key to reversing the effects of ageing, scientists from Stanford University found in tests carried out on mice, igniting hopes of possible human rejuvenation in the future.

Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 5:45pm

Police question head of DR Beauty Centre chain

Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing. Photo: Edward Wong.

The head of a chain of beauty clinics at the centre of a police investigation into high-risk blood transfusions – which left one woman dead and three others in hospital – was questioned by detectives on Saturday.

13 Oct 2012 - 8:49pm

Fourth woman in hospital after blood transfusion beauty therapy

It was business as usual for one of DR's stores, in Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay. Photo: Nora Tam

A fourth woman was admitted to hospital yesterday after having the same blood transfusion beauty therapy that has left three others critically ill.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:09pm 4 comments

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

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


Mainlanders need freedom of speech

In Hong Kong, we can express our feelings in many ways. Police and our government seldom interfere with our right to free speech. But on the mainland, the situation is very different.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Patients to be asked what they think of medical care

The Hospital Authority is to conduct a patient satisfaction survey as a first step to implementing World Health Organisation recommendations on patient care.

This comes after a series of high-profile blunders, including the death of a patient at Tuen Mun Hospital who received contaminated blood during a transfusion.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

A meeting that may change a young man's life

At the Prince of Wales Hospital, Danny is sitting at a blood transfusion machine. He has lost track of how long he has been there, he says, though one doctor says he needs at least four hours of transfusion.

On top of this, he has a 10-hour medicine 'desferal' injection waiting for him back home.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital mixes up patients' blood samples

Mother's transfusion delayed for 10 hours

A blood samples mix-up at United Christian Hospital saw a 73-year-old man receive blood he did not need and delayed the transfusion for a new mother suffering from postnatal anaemia.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Give blood and get a gift

Red is not just the colour of Valentine's Day and the Lunar New Year. The Hong Kong Red Cross is reminding everyone it is also associated with blood. They are encouraging people to be generous not just with flowers and lai see, but also in donating blood during this festive period. Its blood transfusion service has prepared some special gifts for donors.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

First suspected human-mad-cow patient in hospital

The Department of Health yesterday announced an unconfirmed case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, possibly Hong Kong's first, in a patient in critical condition at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Are you satisfied with hygiene standards in your area?

As Yau Tsim Mong district scored 96 points in the recent hygiene survey conducted by the Home Affairs Department, one can only surmise that no deductions are made for non-compliance with regulations covering the operation of stalls selling hot food.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Entirely proper for Hong Kong to err on the side of caution

In their letters Paul Harrison and Lynne Poelmann (South China Morning Post, September 8 and 16, respectively), asked why the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service defers blood donations from people who have resided in, or visited, the UK for a cumulative period of six months or more between 1980 and 1996.

27 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Right to know

The right of relatives to be the first to be informed about the fate of their loved ones is so fundamental as to be beyond dispute. But, instead of consistently doing this, there are worrying instances of local hospitals leaving families of their patients in the dark - so that they become the last, rather than the first, to know.

19 Aug 1997 - 12:00am