Organ Trade

Patients in donation queue, saved by 'hidden hero'

Four people have received vital new organs thanks to the generosity of a family who wanted their loved one to 'live on' through others.

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

More die in wait for organ transplants

The number of patients who died while waiting for organ transplants last year rose by almost 50 per cent compared with 2010, according to Hospital Authority statistics.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Gift from the dead gives second chance at life

Her children and close relatives rushed to the hospital to say their last farewells, but a liver from a deceased donor came in the nick of time to save Wong Sau-heung's life.

'It's something impossible but it happened to me. I was rescued from death,' said the 62-year-old, recalling the grim days six months ago when she was dying from liver failure.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Medical workers arrested over organ transplant bid

A doctor and two of his assistants have been arrested for illegally harvesting human organs in Hebei province, state media reported yesterday.

Xinhua quoted an official from the Bazhou Municipal Public Security Bureau as saying police raided a private clinic on September 22 after getting reports that illegal organ transplants were taking place there.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Organ donation pilot widened to more cities

The mainland is including more cities in its pilot scheme for voluntary organ donations, even though the past year of test runs turned out to be unsuccessful.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

HK transplant patients tackle sporting events in world games

Organ transplant recipients, aged 16 to 68, will represent Hong Kong in athletics, swimming and other events at the 16th World Transplant Games starting in Bangkok on Saturday.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Draft law on organ transplants passed

The mainland has moved closer to introducing a long-awaited law to regulate human organ transplants, tackling a controversial issue that has cast a shadow over the country's human rights record.

The State Council, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao , passed a draft regulation on Wednesday banning trade in human organs and tightening controls on transplants.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Stamp out organ trade

PERIODICALLY, there is an outcry in the West about unethical practices taking place in China. The suspected link between the number of executions and the number of human kidneys available for transplant is one of them.

13 Nov 1994 - 12:00am


THE Chinese authorities are using the organs of executed prisoners for transplants. However, only people who consent to this after they die, should have their organs removed.

It is enough that the prisoners are deprived of their freedom and then of their right to live.

That they should also have their organs removed after they die is immoral.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Executions 'main source of organs' for transplant programme

EXECUTED prisoners have become the principle source of supply for China's organ transplant programme, according to a new report by the New York-based human rights group, Human Rights Watch/Asia.

29 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Action at last over imported organ trade

A BREAKTHROUGH in the long-awaited legislation to ban trading in human organs in the territory will be made this week when the Government announces plans to extend coverage to imported organs.

The Health and Welfare Branch will on Tuesday tell legislators that it will add a significant new clause to the Human Organ Transplant Bill.

31 Jul 1994 - 12:00am