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Kidney Transplantation

My sister and I: A story about life and second chances

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

Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

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

Sports Digest

Lomu expects to have second transplant

23 Aug 2012 - 1:13am

Dealers paid doctors to remove student's kidney

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

Kidney patients given a second chance at life

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

Illegal organ trade thrives

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

Hospitals fined for transplant blunder

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

New promises mean little to long-time dialysis patient

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

Organ donor found to have had cancer

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

Desperate kidney patient thrown another lifeline by Post readers

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

Patients given new kidneys for Christmas

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

How you can help Sun Wenjuan

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

How to help Sun Wenjuan

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

Why poverty should not be a death sentence

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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