How blood donation saved a Hongkonger's family

June 11, 2016

Eric Yuen, 45, is donating blood – and not for the first time. He’s given 78 times, starting when he was 16, and plans to donate for as long as he can.

Donating blood is an important duty, Yuen says, but his reasoning is also personal. Twelve years ago his wife needed nine bags of blood – about three litres – due to emergency surgery following the premature birth of their son.

(Photo: SCMP's Nora Tam)