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Donating organs makes good sense

Recently, I read about Carman Ho, the 30-year-old woman killed in a traffic accident who was an organ donor.

Six people received organs from her and three are well on the way to recovery.

Monday, 7 May, 2012, 12:00am


Not worth selling organs for gadgets

It is not surprising to learn that there is an illegal organ trade on the mainland, especially in poor rural areas. It is difficult for these people to earn enough money to live. But to sell a kidney to buy an iPhone or iPad is ridiculous.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Musical set

Last month, Young Post Junior Reporters caught up with American organist Cameron Carpenter before his concert at the Cultural Centre.

Jennifer Tsai: Why do you choose to live in Germany instead of the United States?

Cameron Carpenter: I went to Germany to play a couple of years ago, and when I visited Berlin, I fell in love with the place right away.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Controversial organ trade

The trading of organs has long been a controversial issue. Earlier this year, a groundbreaking cross-family liver transplant was carried out by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Some people have expressed concerns about ethical issues involved in such transplants.

5 May 2009 - 12:00am

Blue notes

For jazz keyboard players, a strong disincentive to specialising in the organ has always been the difficulty of carting one around. The classic jazz organ, the Hammond B-3, is a heavy and unwieldy beast, but there's no denying the magic of its sound. Most synthesiser substitutes sound anaemic by comparison.

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

The pipes are calling

Manuel da Costa looks after the biggest organ in the southern hemisphere. The 68-year old has the rare privilege of maintaining the Grand Organ, a magnificent confection of soaring pipes, pillars and plasterwork which dominates Sydney's 19th-century town hall.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

talk back

Q How can organ donation rates be increased?

Just as the state is responsible for the distribution of the assets of people who die without a will, the state also should monitor and protect people's wishes to donate their organs after death.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Gruesome business of supply, demand

There is little confirmed information about how organs are harvested, but doctors have given accounts of driving to execution grounds with specially equipped ambulances carrying nurses and containers for the organs.

The body is picked up, carried to the ambulance and brought to a hospital where the organs are stripped.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Yours faithfully

ON A RECENT cold Sunday in Beijing, organ-maker Kenneth Jones was putting the finishing touches to a 2,000-pipe organ in a new auditorium at the capital's prestigious Central Conservatory of Music middle school.

25 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Pulling out stops gives good return

Ng Siu-wai doesn't practise much. It's not because she's lazy or unmotivated - she often just can't find an instrument to play. Ng specialises in the traditional church pipe organ, the kind that can take up the entire balcony of a cathedral. There aren't many options for rehearsal in Hong Kong.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Mighty Voice of Jupiter pipes up at Royal Albert Hall

What has 9,990 pipes and is 138 years old? No, it's not a stately home, or a castle or an elephant. It's an organ. The Voice of Jupiter, as this instrument has become popularly known, is the massive organ in London's Royal Albert Hall that last week celebrated its refurbishment with two weekend concerts featuring renowned organists.

4 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Open day at cultural centre

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) will hold its annual open day on November 18 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

The 'Young Talents Day' will include an orchestral performance, pipe organ recital, dance, theatre, mime, Cantonese operatic songs, acrobatic display and a colourful parade.

6 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Saucy pictures from a bored rascal

BEIJING artist Song Yonghong has been called a member of the bored rascal school of painting.

In his first solo exhibition outside the mainland, Song's sardonic approach - full of smutty schoolboy humour - is captured in Burning Realities.

It is being held at the Hanart TZ Gallery, 5/F, Old Bank of China Building, from today until August 25.

10 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Prodigy to give organ recital

BRITISH child prodigy Tom Williamson will give an organ recital at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on August 15 from 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm.

The 15-year-old Eaton College student will play Bach's Fantasia and Three Choral Preludes ; the French piece Heroique ; and Choveaux's Introduction and Toccata .

22 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Lunchtime organ recital

YOUNG musician Emily So Wai-yan will give a free organ recital at lunchtime tomorrow at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Concert Hall.

Emily is a second-year student with the music department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in organ and piano. She participates in church choirs and is organist for the Chung Chi Assembly and St Thomas Church.

11 Mar 1994 - 12:00am