A young French father of two, who has been a Hong Kong resident for 20 years, has acute leukaemia and urgently requires a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, none of his family members is a match.

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, 12:00am

Mum in plea for bone marrow donors

The mother of a young boy with leukaemia has made a desperate plea to Indians in Hong Kong to help her find a bone marrow donor.

Rijul Sahni, five, has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, meaning his body produces too many white blood cells. He has been ill for nearly five months and needs a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Senior has a marrow escape

Mabel Wong, 85, had been feeling tired. Her health had always been good, but her recent bouts of fatigue were growing worse. She also started to feel short of breath, and her family members noticed that she looked pale and wan.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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

Blood cancer turning up in young

The number of blood cancer cases in Hong Kong is expected to double in the next five years, especially among young people, and Queen Mary Hospital is planning key expansions to ensure it is prepared.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Professor slams failure to prepare blood for delivery

A failure to prepare blood before a delivery by Baptist Hospital doctors was substandard medical care that probably caused a mainland woman to die four days afterwards, a medical professor told an inquest yesterday.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

When clots turn deadly

A family friend Elizabeth, 64, broke her left ankle when she fell down a flight of stairs at home in June. As it was a clean break, her orthopaedic doctor told her she did not require surgery. Instead, he put her leg in a cast boot, reassuring her that the broken fibula (calf bone) would eventually fuse on its own, and sent her home, telling her to get plenty of rest.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

HK$10m funding urged

The Hospital Authority is being urged to allocate HK$10 million to increase specialist staff to treat adult patients with the blood disease thalassaemia and the blood-clotting ailment haemophilia at more flexible hours.

27 Oct 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

A disease so lazy it rarely proves fatal

Jasmine Chan, 55, was a healthy individual with no physical complaints. So when a routine health check in 2008 revealed that she had a type of blood cancer rarely seen in Asians, it caught her and doctors by surprise.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A battle against bad blood

Backaches are common - nine out of 10 adults get them at some point in their lives. But little did Janice Lau, 47, expect that it would lead to the biggest health crisis of her life.

She had brushed the pain off as a common office worker ailment. But during an annual body check last August, tests showed elevated levels of serum globulin, a protein linked to antibodies.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Nosebleeds lead to doctor's inquiry

When 35-year-old Vincent Hui (real name withheld for patient confidentiality reasons) experienced his first nosebleed, an alarming torrent of blood poured from his nose, soaking his shirt.

The first nosebleed was soon followed by another, then another. While nosebleeds usually cease within 20 minutes, Hui took up to two hours to staunch each bleeding.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am