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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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