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Organ Donation

Live organ donors get priority for transplants

Live organ donors will now move up the queue if they need an organ transplant, under a new plan to encourage more people to donate organs and save lives.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 7:14am

Cultural attitudes impede organ donations in China

China is phasing out its reliance on executed prisoners for donated organs, but an architect of the country’s transplant system said on Friday that ingrained cultural attitudes are impeding the rise of donations among the general population.

18 May 2013 - 11:25am 2 comments

Doctor remembers a family's sacrifice in donating organs

The night of December 22, 1995 is so long ago, but it stands out in my memory. I got a call from the ICU that a 30-year-old man, involved in an accident, was deeply comatose.

6 May 2013 - 10:50am

'My boy would have wanted to help', says mother on organ donation

That is how May, who lost her 14-year-old son in a traffic accident, views the donation of his organs after his death six years ago.

1 May 2013 - 8:00am

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.

29 Apr 2013 - 10:04am

Letters to the Editor, March 26, 2013

The government appears to have a blind spot. It should look at the map of Hong Kong and see that 90 per cent of our land resources of nearly 110,000 hectares are in the New Territories, most of which remain undeveloped. Therefore, there is no need to deplete our precious sea resources and damage our beautiful coastline by reclamation.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:29am 3 comments

Registering as an organ donor eases pain of difficult decision for families

One of the most distressing aspects of Tong Yuen-fan's job as a transplant co-ordinator is seeing families agonise over whether or not to donate their loved one's organs.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:50am

Improved odds for liver surgery

A medical team at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam has transplanted livers from two donors to recipients of different blood types for the first time in the city, thanks to a new protocol.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

Paper talk

Cracks have been found in dozens of village houses at Pat Heung, Yuen Long, probably caused by the drilling and blasting involved in excavating tunnels for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Born-again non-smoker aims to save others

After decades of smoking, Kwok Shu-ming's lung disease became so bad that he was "imprisoned" at home for seven years. However, he has been given a second chance to live thanks to an organ donor, and he has seized the chance to fulfil a dream that grew over those years trapped in his home - to persuade people not to smoke.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:08am

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

Taiwan harvests organs from executed death row inmate

A hospital in Taiwan harvested organs and other body parts from one of six executed death row inmates, in a controversial procedure that could help five patients, local media reported Sunday.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:22pm 1 comment

Easier organ donation in Hong Kong for Facebook users

The government is developing a Facebook app through which organ donors will be able to register, and at the same time spread awareness of the life-saving initiative to their friends.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:46am

China Digest, December 3, 2012

A former chemistry major aged 27 appeared in court on Saturday, charged with making amphetamines at his home in August, Beijing Times reports. 

3 Dec 2012 - 6:50am

China to phase out harvesting organs from executed prisoners

The mainland will cut down on the unethical harvesting of organs from executed prisoners early next year when a new organ donation system is set up, a government expert said yesterday.

3 Nov 2012 - 8:52am