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Transfusion Medicine

Government must step in to ensure safety of beauty treatments

A lack of regulation has allowed the lines between medical, health and beauty treatments to be blurred in Hong Kong. That has created a dangerous situation, as four women given an experimental therapy that landed them in hospital in a serious condition well know.

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 3:06am

Patient gets improperly stored blood

A woman was given a transfusion with two bags of blood from a malfunctioning refrigerator after giving birth at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a spokesman said.

He said the bags were processed in a closed system and the possibility of getting infected was low.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Romance is in the blood for donors

A chance encounter at a blood donor centre drew a couple together eight years ago. Now, they hope to exchange wedding vows at the very same place.

Tsui Yat-kit, 33, and Ng Tsz-wan, 27, are planning to tie the knot on December 12 at the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services' Tsuen Wan Donor Centre.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Methodist College

From a very young age, we're taught the virtue of generosity: the gift of giving and dedicating ourselves to serving and helping those less fortunate than we are.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Professor slams failure to prepare blood for delivery

A failure to prepare blood before a delivery by Baptist Hospital doctors was substandard medical care that probably caused a mainland woman to die four days afterwards, a medical professor told an inquest yesterday.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hospital authority says sorry to blood victim

The chief executive of the Hospital Authority has apologised to a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage after receiving the wrong type of blood in a transfusion.

A day after the incident at the Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po came to light, Dr Leung Pak-yin admitted there had been a serious mistake. 'We are deeply sorry to the victim and her family,' Leung said.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Woman victim of blood blunder

A woman is in serious condition in intensive care after receiving the wrong blood type in a transfusion at the Caritas Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po. A doctor and a patients' group said it was a serious mistake that even a new staff member should not commit.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Yuen Long blood centre aims to help 15,000 patients

A new centre for blood donation in Yuen Long is expected to collect enough blood to treat 15,000 patients and help meet growing demand, the Red Cross says.

The centre expects to see 5,000 donors in its first six months. It will be launched officially next month, after a soft opening on July 29.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fears over closure of blood plasma collection centres

Guizhou province, which supplies as much as 30 per cent of the country's blood plasma, has shut 80 per cent of its blood collection market in a sudden move that has sparked nationwide concern.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

O-negative supplies prove the lifeblood of a family

When mother-of-three Rangana Abdulla looks at her young children, she is reminded of how glad she is that she did not have her first child in Hong Kong.

The British-born American of Indian descent has O-negative blood and when she had her son Aamir in Britain five years ago, she suffered post-delivery bleeding and needed six units of blood.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Easter appeal for blood donors

The Hong Kong Red Cross is appealing for blood donations during the Easter holiday. To encourage donors, they will receive a 'Love Thermal Mug', which comes in three colours, over the next 10 days. A spokesman said the Red Cross hoped to achieve a record 3,000 donors over this year's Easter break. In the past, fewer than 2,000 donors have came forward during the four-day holiday.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Probe blames condensation for fatal blood

No one person responsible: panel

Bacteria that killed a patient after a blood transfusion earlier this month could have seeped into the blood bag from condensation on a foam container during transport to Tuen Mun Hospital, an investigation has found.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Man dies after receiving contaminated blood

Experts recommend measures to cut transfusion risk

A 52-year-old man died yesterday, three days after receiving bacteria-contaminated blood in a transfusion, as an expert team recommended a string of interim measures to prevent a recurrence.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

HK's transfusion system 'among best in world'

Don't lose faith, doctor urges public

The doctor heading the investigation into an incident in which a man received contaminated blood at Tuen Mun Hospital has called on Hong Kong people not to lose faith in the city's blood-transfusion system, saying it is one of the world's best.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

A meeting that may change a young man's life

At the Prince of Wales Hospital, Danny is sitting at a blood transfusion machine. He has lost track of how long he has been there, he says, though one doctor says he needs at least four hours of transfusion.

On top of this, he has a 10-hour medicine 'desferal' injection waiting for him back home.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am