The 50th Anniversary of Organ Transplant history in HK Ceremony was held at Queen Mary Hospital, with the presence of over 150 guests. The officiating guests Prof. Chan Siu-chee, Sophia, Secretary for Food and Health, and Dr. Leong Che-hung, President of Hong Kong Kidney Foundation, together with pioneers in organ transplant attended the special event to review and celebrate the development and achievement of organ donation and transplant in Hong Kong for the past 50 years.
It is the 50th Anniversary of Organ Transplant history in Hong Kong in 2019, since the first kidney transplant took place in Queen Mary Hospital in 1969. The Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation (HKOTF) organized an event on 14 July 2019 to commemorate the important milestone while at the same time express gratitude to stakeholders who have contributed to the history of organ donation and transplant in Hong Kong throughout the years.
Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, pioneers in organ transplant including Dr. Leong Che-hung (first kidney transplant in 1969), Prof. Fan Sheung-tat (first liver transplant in 1991), Dr. Chiu Shui-wah (first heart transplant in 1992), Dr. Cheung Wai-lun, Project Director of Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office, Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of HKBU, representatives from the medical and education sectors attended the ceremony to witness the development and achievement of organ transplant and donation in Hong Kong. The launching of the book “Love Continued—Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant History Oral History for 50 Years” compiled by HKOTF was annouced at the ceremony.