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Transplantation Medicine

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Jonah Lomu

Lomu expects to have second transplant

Thursday, 23 August, 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

Huge organ-selling ring busted

Mainland police have busted a highly sophisticated network of organ-trafficking syndicates across 18 provinces and municipalities, making 137 arrests and rescuing 127 would-be organ donors.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Life-saver for HK liver patients

Hong Kong's hospitals could be the first in the world to use a system able to save the lives of patients with liver failure by cleaning their blood with pigs' liver cells without the need for a transplant.

The US-based inventor of the out-of-body, bio-artificial device will move to the city and join local universities and hospitals to offer the treatment to patients in Asia.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

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.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Donors flock to centres after marrow appeal

Donation centres received seven times more non-Asian bone-marrow donors in the last week than they usually get in a year after the international community turned out en masse to help a French man with leukaemia find a suitable match.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quiz

A young French father of two, who has been a Hong Kong resident for 20 years, has acute leukaemia and urgently requires a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, none of his family members is a match.

A 31-year-old woman in Singapore, whose condition has reached a critical state, is also seeking a bone marrow donor. Her siblings are not matches.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

So many patients dying needlessly while waiting for organ transplants

Earlier this year, you reported on my plight ('Husband has week to live unless he gets a new liver', January 20).

Following a roller-coaster of a month of hope, expectation and disappointment, I was very lucky to receive a deceased donor liver transplant on February 2.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Marrow donors answer plea to help Frenchman

The Hong Kong Bone Marrow Donor Registry has been inundated with foreign donors hoping to help a French leukaemia patient.

In the past week, about 200 non-Asians, mostly French people, turned up at donation centres to register as bone marrow donors to help find a match for a sick countryman.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Marrow donors rally to help Frenchman

The Hong Kong Bone Marrow Donor Registry has been inundated with foreign donors hoping to help a French leukaemia patient.

In the past week, about 200 non-Asians, mostly French people, turned up at donation centres to register as bone marrow donors to help find a match for a sick countryman.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

letters

Heroine inspires youth to speak up

After reading news of He Peirong helping blind activist Chen Guangcheng escape house arrest, this heroine won my respect for her keen sense of justice.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Government can help citizens realise the importance of organ donor register

Who says organ donor Carman Ho is dead? She is living through the bodies of six people who benefited from her organs harvested for transplants.

I have to praise the co-ordination of the hospitals and her family, who took prompt action to fulfil her wishes after her untimely death nine days after a traffic accident.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

letters

When is a good time to blog?

I love blogging. Whenever I feel upset or anxious, I write blogs to express my feelings. Once I felt extremely unhappy after arguing with my family, so I blogged about my thoughts. My friends read my updates and posted a lot of comments of support and comfort. Blogs are a great platform for us to share our views and emotions.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

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.

According to Chinese tradition, it is normal to bury or cremate a body intact. However, I think this is wrong and meaningless.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

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