St. Catharine’s School For Girls participated in the “Assist Students to Acquire and Practice Health Knowledge and Skills” (ASAP) project organized by Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Through the project, students from junior forms were able to acquire health-related knowledge and skills. St. Catharine’s School For Girls selected “Celebration of Life” as the theme of the project, which allowed students to explore issues of life, aging and death. HKOTF was cordially invited by the school to hold organ donation thematic seminar for students to discuss a person’s roles in different life stages thereby sharing the meaning of life and organ donation.
HKOTF participated in a project with “Celebration of Life” as the theme and shared with F.3 students from St. Catharine’s School For Girls knowledge on organ donation and the meaning of life.
In 2018/19, HKOTF has continued its effort in organizing different activities to raise public awareness and knowledge towards organ donation. The latest Annual Report has set out the work of HKOTF in 2018/19. It is now made available on our website for public access.
It was the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Centralized Organ Donation Register in 2018. HKOTF collaborated with RTHK Radio 1 to launch the “Love‧Continued” campaign, with an aim to promulgate positive message of organ donation to our community through a series of activities, including Secondary Schools Short Video Competition and radio promotion activities.
The “Oral History Project of Organ Donation and Transplant in Hong Kong” commenced in late 2017 was accomplished in 2018/19. Facilitated by over 80 students from Department of History of Hong Kong Baptist University, Heep Yunn School, Queen Elizabeth School and Wa Ying College, 18 stakeholders who were involved in Hong Kong organ donation and transplant history since the 60s were interviewed. HKOTF complied a book named “Love‧Continued – Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Oral History for 50 years” based on the stories of the 18 interviewees. The new book published by Joint Publishing (HK) was launched in July 2019 at the “50th Anniversary of Organ Transplant History in HK” ceremony held in Queen Mary Hospital. It is now available for sale at major bookstores.
The 2018/19 Annual Report can be viewed by clicking the image below.
The “Love‧Continued” Short Video Competition Award Presentation and Sharing Ceremony was held on 13 July 2019 at Studio 1 of RTHK to mark the end of “Love‧Continued” Short Video Competition.
Dr. Kelvin Ho and David Ho attended the Ceremony to support the participating teams.
Alfred Hui, also a dentist, shared his view on organ donation. He encouraged people to register as an organ donor.
Tsang Lok-tung encouraged students to create more videos to accumulate video-shooting experience,
Wong Kwong-keung hoped student can improve their video-shooting skills by appreciating the works of other artists on new media.
“Love‧Continued” Short Video Competition is completed
HKOTF organized the “Love‧Continued” Short Video Competition Award Presentation and Sharing Ceremony on 13 July 2019 at Studio 1 of RTHK. Wong Kwok-keung, Leung Wing-chung, “Love‧Continued” ambassador Alfred Hui and Video Star Tsang Lok-tung, representatives of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northwest and M21, as well as the participating teams attended the ceremony to witness the announcement of the result.
The “Love‧Continued” Short Video competition was co-organized by HKOTF and RTHK Radio 1, with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21 and Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northwest as the supporting organizations. With “Love‧Continued” as the theme, the younger generation was encouraged to make use of their creativity to produce short videos that could inspire people about the donor’s spirit of selfless love and to bring hope to patients suffering from organ failure.
There were 46 submissions in Phase I, coming from 41 schools with 293 students. At the end, 22 teams (from 21 schools with 148 students) submitted their videos before the deadline.HKOTF formed a judging panel which included Film Directors Wong Kwok-keung and Wong Chun, Creative Director of Advertising agency Connie Lo, HKOTF founding President Dr. Ho Kai-leung, Kelvin and Multimedia Creator Leung Wing-chung.
Short videos of the Champion, first and second runners-up were broadcasted via various channels, including HKOTF’s website and Facebook Fan Page, RTHK “精靈一點, 健康你主場” and M21’s website.
(From the left) Kaylie Wong , David Ho, Tsang Lok-tung, Alfred Hui, Dr. Kelvin Ho, Derek Tse, and Leung Wing-chung co-hosted a simple yet solemn ritual to urge for public support towards organ donation.
The Result of “Love‧Continued” Secondary Schools Short Video Competition
Wah Yan College &
CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School
舞 • 創奇蹟
1st Runner-up &
Internet Popularity Award
Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K. T. Chong Sixth Form College
Tin Shui Wai Methodist College
The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad College
Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College
Yuen Long Catholic Secondary School
Wah Yan College & CUHKFAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School
In 2017, HKOTF collaborated with the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University in undertaking the “Oral History Project of HK Organ Donation and Transplant” , with the participation of students from Hong Kong Baptist University, Heep Yunn School, Queen Elizabeth School and Wa Ying College. 18 stakeholders were interviewed. They included 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) and Dr. Cheung Wai-lun, Project Director of Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office.
Based on the interviews conducted, HKOTF compiled a book with an aim to share with readers stories of the 18 stakeholders, and the challenges and difficulties they faced in the development of organ transplant and donation in Hong Kong.
The book “Love‧Continued – Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Oral History for 50 years” is compiled by HKOTF, written by Kitty Ma and published by Joint Publishing (HK). It is available for sale at Joint Publishing (HK), The Commercial Press and Chung Hwa Book Co. (H.K.).
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.
(From left) Dr. Albert Chau, Prof. Chan See-ching, Prof. Fan Sheung-tat, Prof. Ho Wing-chung, Clara, Dr. Leong Che-hung, Prof. Sophia Chan, Dr. Kelvin Ho, Dr. Cheung Wai-lun and Dr. Chiu Shui-wah, jointly announced the launching of the book “Love‧Continued – Hong Kong Organ Donation and Transplant Oral History for 50 years” compiled by HKOTF.
Prof. Sophia Chan expressed her gratitude to guests attending the ceremony, including organ donors and their families, medical practitioners, and various organizations for their unfailing support to the development of organ donation and transplant throughout the years.
Dr. Kelvin Ho said that the organ transplant skill was already very advanced, yet the organ donation rate was still low. He hoped that the oral history book could increase awareness and knowledge of the readers on organ donation, which in turn help increase the organ donation rate.
(From left) Prof. Chan See-ching, Chiu Wan-Hoi, the first heart recipient in Hong Kong, and Dr. Chiu Shui-wah who took part in the first heart transplant operation in Hong Kong, discussed the difficulties and challenges they faced in organ donation and transplant.
Dr. Leong Che-hung, as the surgeon carrying out the first organ transplant operation in Hong Kong, extended gratitude to the organ donor and the family, the organ recipient and the medical team for their accomplishment in 1969, which started a new chapter in the history of organ transplant in Hong Kong.
Dr. Wong Man-kong, Professor of Department of History, HKBU, shared his expertise in using the oral history approach in illustrating the history of organ transplant and donation in Hong Kong.
Prof. Sophia Chan, Prof. Fan Sheung-tat and Dr. Kelvin Ho took a picture with the students and teachers of the three secondary schools that participated in the oral history project, namely Queen Elizabeth School, Heep Yunn School, and Wa Ying School.
“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 “Love‧Continued” 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.
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- 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.
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.
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
First-runner up：Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
Second-runner up：Hong Kong Teachers’ Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School
School of most active participation：Munsang College
【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
Second-runner up： Munsang College
School of most active participation：Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School