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“Love‧Continued” Kick-off Ceremony

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“Love‧Continued” Kick-off Ceremony was held at Tai Kwun on 21 October 2018 to kick-off the “Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition. Over 300 guests were presence to support organ donation.

Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health officiated the ceremony with Prof. John Leung, Chairman of Hospital Authority, Mr. Alfred Hui, “Love‧Continued” Ambassador and  guests.

Love Continued Video Stars Mr. Carlos Chan, Miss. Hana Tam and Miss. Lok Tung Tsang shared their experience on short video shooting.

Kids’ Dream Choir called for the support of organ donation through music performance.

Mr.  KK Wong, Director and Ms. Connie Lo, Creative Director shared their experience on short video production.

Launching  “LoveContinued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition

Share the love of organ donation

Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation(HKOTF)collaborated with RTHK Radio 1 to launch the “Love‧Continued” campaign to promote organ donation and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Centralised Organ Donation Register. A ceremony was held at Tai Kwun on 21 October 2018 (Sunday) to kick-off the “Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition.

Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health officiated the ceremony with Dr. Kelvin Ho, Founding President of HKOTF; Mr. Eric Tsang, Board of Director of HKOTF; Prof. John Leung, Chairman of Hospital Authority; Dr. Pierre Chan, Legislative Council Member; Mr. David Ho, Head of RTHK and Mr. Alfred Hui, “Love‧Continued” Ambassador. The Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition was officially started and opened for application.

In the opening speech, Prof. Sophia Chan said that only 290 000 registration was recorded on the Centralized Organ Donation Register out of over 7 million population, which was a very small portion. Government and Hospital Authority had been striving to promote organ donation while the educational efforts by the Foundation and the community were also very important. She appreciated the Foundation’s education in schools.  She hoped that the registration would continue to increase with the support of the community.

“I express my gratitude to organ donors’ dedication to bring a new life to the patients.” Prof. Sophia Chan appreciated the donors in her speech.

“Organ transplant is the only way to bring a new life to the patients with organ failure and their family members”, said Dr. Kelvin Ho in his speech. He said that Hong Kong’s organ donation promotion was still at the starting stage that there was still a long way to go. He hoped the younger generation could use new ways to spread the message of organ donation to friends, family and the community through joining the “Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition.

Mr. David Ho said life was inevitably full of ups and downs but love could help overcome the difficulties. He wished that the campaign could help spread love and health message to Hong Kong people.

Organ recipients Miss. So Tsz-ling and Mr. Ip Chi-yin; Prof S.C. Chan, Vice-President  of HKOTF; and Kids’ Dream Choir expressed the ups and downs in life through music performances. Miss. So Tsz-ling, a 17-year-old girl and a 6- year old boy awaiting for kidney transplant shared their stories to encourage public support for organ donation.

“Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition aims at encouraging the young generation to produce impressive short videos with creativity. They could spread the love of organ donation to the community and light up the life of patients. In the first phase of the competition, the participants are required to submit a story outline in 500 words and the shortlisted teams would be invited to join the second phase to produce a video within 3 minutes based on the story outlines.

Mr. Chun Wong, Director; Mr.  KK Wong, Director; Ms. Connie Lo, Creative Director; Dr. Kelvin Ho, and Mr. Joey Leung, Host of Radio Program would be the judging panel members and workshop tutors, who would teach  short video production skills and organ donation knowledge.

Mr. Alfred Hui, Love Continued Ambassador and Video Stars including Mr. Carlos Chan, Miss. Hana Tam and Miss. Lok Tung Tsang had taken videos to encourage secondary school students to join the competition. The competition is opened for application now and the deadline would be 3rd December.

To learn more, please visit www.hkotf.org/lovecontinued

 

2017/2018 Annual Report

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In 2017/18, HKOTF has continued its effort in organizing different activities to raise public awareness and knowledge towards organ donation.  The 2017/18 Annual Report has set out the work of HKOTF in this period of time. It is available on our website for inspection.

The first “Angels for Life” Program was launched in 2017/18. Under this program, secondary school students have acted as “Angels for Life” to help promote organ donation through organizing activities in schools and the community.

HKOTF also started the Oral History Project of Organ Donation and Transplant in Hong Kong in collaboration with Department of History of Hong Kong Baptist University, Heep Yunn School, Queen Elizabeth School and Wa Ying College. 18 interviewees were invited to share their stories, with a view to exploring the meaning of organ donation and enabling the public a better understanding of the subject.

It was the first time that HKOTF participated in the 30 km Ride of Hong Kong Cyclothon organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board with liver transplant patients. HKOTF hopes that it will help promote organ donation when more people understand how organ transplant could help bring a new life to patients.

You may click the image below to view the 2017/18 Annual Report.

 

An Oral History of Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Project

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An Oral History of Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Project- Students’ Sharing session was held on May 5 2018, with over 100 participants attended. Dr. Kelvin Ho, the Founder and Founding President of HKOTF, Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of HKBU and Dr. Allen Cheung, ex-Director (Cluster Service) of Hospital Authority and Project Director of Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office, attended and delivered speeches.

HKBU and Secondary School students formed different groups to conduct 18 interviews respectively. The students shared their experiences and gains in the sharing session.

Heep Yunn School students shared the interview content and their performances were impressive.

The Queen Elizabeth School students presented very well.

The performances of Wa Ying College students were fabulous.

An Oral History of Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Project
A collective effort to retrieve and preserve history

Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation collaborates with Dr. Wong Man Kong, Associate Professor of Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University to launch the Oral History of Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Project. 18 stakeholders were invited for interviews to display the development and achievement of organ donation over the past decades in Hong Kong and to help increase the public awareness of organ donation.

Over 80 students from Hong Kong Baptist University, Heep Yunn School, Queen Elizabeth School and Wa Ying College had participated in the project. Through preparing and conducting interviews, the students could learn from the experience of interviewees, as well as gaining knowledge about organ transplant and organ donation.

A Students’ Sharing Session was held on 5 May 2018. It was a showcase of students’ hard work and dedication in the last few months. Dr. Kelvin Ho, the Founder and Founding President of HKOTF, Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of HKBU and Dr. Allen Cheung, ex-Hospital Authority Director (Cluster Service) and Project Director of Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office, attended the occasion and delivered speeches.

The participating students shared their feelings and knowledge learnt through the project. Some of the students said that they would encourage the public to support organ donation through sharing their remarkable experience. Their performances were impressive.

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Academic Year 2018-19 School Seminar and Teaching Toolkit

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As at March 2018, about 50 seminars have taken place, in which the current situation of organ donation in Hong Kong and related knowledge were presented in different ways. The seminars have been well received by its audience. At the same time, schools are welcomed to apply for Organ Donation: The Legacy of Love – Senior Secondary Liberal Studies Teaching Toolkit, available in both Chinese and English.

Click here  to reserve both !

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Academic Year 2017-18 “Angels for Life” Program

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Guests, Members, and participating schools of Phase II of the Program posed in the end of the Sharing Day cum Award-presentation Ceremony.

“Top Teen” shared their happiness with guests and Members.

1st “Angels for Life” Program Completed with
Fruitful Results in Phase II Organ Donation Promotion Activities

Following the completion of Phase I of HKOTF’s “Angels for Life” Program, Phase II of the Program commenced in December 2017, which was well received by over 80 students from 10 secondary schools. Students became “Angels for Life” and helped promote organ donation in schools, families or communities by organizing creative activities, including stall games, quizzes and design competitions.

The Education Bureau (EDB) was invited as the Supporting Organization of Phase II of the Program. The various activities in the Phase II Program were completed in June 2018. To enable the students to share and conclude their learning experience, a Sharing Day cum Award-presentation Ceremony was held on 7 July (Saturday). Representatives of the EDB and the Department of Health attended the Ceremony.

During the sharing session, the 10 teams of “Angels for Life” have impressed the judges and guests by their sincerity and creativity. Among all the participating teams, CMA Secondary School, St. Catharine’s School for Girls and Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School were selected as “Top Teen” with their outstanding performance and were awarded with trophies. All participating students received certificates as a recognition of their great effort.

HKOTF would continue organizing various activities to promote organ donation with different sectors in the community.

 

Guests and students attending the Award-presentation Ceremony of “Organ Donation – Love and Life” Slogan Competition held  on 11 November 2017 posed for a group photo.

Students learnt about organ donation at the “Angels for Life” Training Session.

“Angels for Life” ready for promoting organ donation in schools and communities
after completing the slogan challenge

Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation (HKOTF) launches the “Angels for Life” Program this year to nurture secondary school students as “Angels for Life” to join the force of organ donation promotion.

Phase I of the Program, the “Organ Donation – Love and Life” Slogan Competition attracted overwhelming response of over 5,000 entries from secondary schools. To recognize the outstanding performance of award-winning and shortlisted students (56 students in total) The Award-presentation Ceremony was held on the Organ Donation Day on 11 November 2017 (Sat).

The Ceremony was followed by a Training Session, in which HKOTF’s Founder & Founding President Dr Kelvin K. L. Ho and recipient’s & donor’s family member Ms So explained knowledge and importance of organ donation, representative from the Education Bureau shared on qualities of leadership, and Miss Wong from the CMA Secondary School provided guidance on proposal writing.

Phase II of the Program has commenced – award-winning and shortlisted students in each school are invited to form a team with their fellow schoolmates to promote organ donation in schools or communities .

【Junior Secondary Section】

Champion:  SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
【器官捐贈獲重生, 齊做博愛香港人。】

First-runner up:Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
【器官捐贈賦新生, 家人支持賦信心。】

Second-runner up:Hong Kong Teachers’ Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School
【捐贈器官現愛心, 幫助他人得重生。】

School of most active participation:Munsang College

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【Senior Secondary Section】

Champion: Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
【 捐贈器官點燃希望 遺愛人間重新啟航】

First-runner up:St. Catharine’s School for Girls
【燃亮希望延續愛, 器官捐贈莫等待。】

Second-runner up:  Munsang College
【支持器官捐贈, 新的生命,愛的傳承】

School of most active participation:Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School