In my sister's new book Confessions of a Kidney Transplant Recipient, I am a chapter. Several years ago at Christmas, she gave me the chapter, a rough draft, as a gift. For a gift so personal, I treated it nonchalantly by politely thanking her and placing it to one side.Monday, 29 April, 2013, 10:04am
It was like getting a "big wedding gift" when engaged transplant patient Ray Mui received a new kidney - and a new lease of life - from a deceased donor.
The 40-year-old teacher's life revolved around daily 11-hour dialysis sessions at home. The thought of a honeymoon or having children were just dreams. Then a matching kidney became available.21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am
Lomu expects to have second transplant23 Aug 2012 - 1:13am
Five men, including two doctors, have gone on trial in Chenzhou, Hunan, charged with intentional injury after they harvested a kidney from a high school student who sold it to buy an iPad and an iPhone.
The student's family is also demanding 2.27 million yuan (HK$2.78 million) in compensation from the defendants for serious damage to his health.15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm
With nearly 2,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney, patients can wait years before they get the chance of a transplant and a new lease of life.
Yet five patients in this position have just received kidneys - all in the space of eight days.13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
An investigative report by an official newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into the illegal organ trade on the mainland and how poverty has driven young people to sell their kidneys for just 20,000 yuan.27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Taiwanese health authorities have fined two hospitals NT$150,000 (HK$40,320) each for mistakenly transplanting organs from an HIV-infected donor to five patients in one of the island's most serious medical blunders ever.1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
The central government started the New Rural Co-operative Medical Care System in 2003 as a way to provide basic services to 910 million people living in the countryside.8 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Four patients monitored after transplant blunder
Four transplant patients are being monitored after they received organs donated from a man later found to have cancer.28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
The South China Morning Post had received HK$136,800 in donations for kidney patient Sun Wenjuan by yesterday.
The money will be used to pay for Ms Sun's dialysis and hepatitis treatment, which cost about 7,000 yuan a month.18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Organ donations from dead help six long-term sufferers
Six patients who had renal diseases for up to 16 years got the best Christmas gift of all - kidney transplants - thanks to donations from three people who died.
The operations were carried out between December 21 and 29 at Prince of Wales and Kwong Wah hospitals.5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
The South China Morning Post is helping Sun Wenjuan raise 200,000 yuan (HK$188,000) for a kidney transplant operation and post-operative care. Donors may send cheques - made out to South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd - to the Editorial Department, South China Morning Post, 16/F, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.19 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
The South China Morning Post is helping Sun Wenjuan raise 200,000 yuan (HK$188,000) for a kidney transplant operation and post-operative care. Donors may send cheques - made out to South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd - to the Editorial Department, South China Morning Post, 16/F, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.18 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
Unless money is forthcoming to pay for a kidney transplant or for dialysis three times a week, 20-year-old Sun Wenjuan faces certain death.18 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
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