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Hong Kong Red Cross

Blood donors told they have rare bug

Nine blood donors have received unwelcome news after giving blood to the Red Cross: they carry a rare bug that puts them at risk of colorectal cancer.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 5:45am 2 comments

Hong Kong Red Cross vows to monitor use of Yaan quake donations

The Hong Kong Red Cross has promised to monitor the use of the HK$12 million it has received in donations to help survivors of last month's earthquake in Sichuan province.

5 May 2013 - 6:20am 1 comment

Emily Chan - Pioneer in medical humanitarian aid in Asia

Whatever drew Emily Chan Ying-yang to spend a long night in a small hut in rural Zimbabwe gave her a new direction in life, and would shape her career as an influential voice in public health.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Getting down and dirty - for good causes

Besides the rewards of helping others or doing something worthwhile for our planet, volunteering is a great way to make friends and meet people who share similar interests. It can also be a fun way to learn new things.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Outings for the needy, gifts for the sick

Christmas presents come in all shapes and sizes. For some of the city's most disadvantaged children, the Red Cross and conservation group WWF are organising some unusual projects and tailor-made gifts to brighten their lives and enrich their minds.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

This year's beneficiaries


Against Child Abuse

Your kind donations will go towards helping prevent all forms of child abuse in families of parents with mental illness by enhancing parenting abilities and children's self-belief and problem-solving skills.

Chi Heng Foundation

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

In the festive spirit of giving

The annual fund-raising campaign, Operation Santa Claus (OSC), was launched last night at the HSBC headquarters in Central. The guests included Leung Chun-ying, convenor of the Executive Council, Franklin Wong Wah-kay, director of broadcasting at RTHK, Reginald Chua, editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, and Canto-pop singer GEM.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

More than 700 seek counselling

More than 720 people upset by the Manila hostage tragedy had poured their emotional problems out to a helpline jointly set up by the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Hong Kong Psychological Society by last night. The helpline received more than 300 calls the day after the incident, with the number of calls gradually tailing off. Most callers were women who watched the tragedy live on television.

29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Helplines in operation to let traumatised public talk it out

Television viewers who are upset by watching live coverage of the hostage drama may vent their grief and anger via helplines, social support groups say.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Funeral for HK hero set for May 6

A funeral will be held on May 6 for Hong Kong volunteer Wong Fuk-wing, who was killed trying to save victims of the earthquake trapped in the rubble of an orphanage. Members of the public who wish to pay their respects to Wong, 46, can do so between 4pm and 7pm at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom.

24 Apr 2010 - 12:00am