“LIFE ANGEL” UNSDG Organ Donation Appreciation Program

Miembro

Teresa Poon


Duration

From junio 15 to noviembre 19, 2017

Objetivo

To establish a culture to support organ donation in the society. Increase the number of people registered at the Centralized Organ Donation Register in Hong Kong.


Población objetivo

260000


Edad objetivo promedio

20


Personas impactadas

800


Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible

Buena Salud


Estado de desarrollo

Salud y Bienestar


Propósito

The Program is to heighten public awareness of organ donation.


Visión general

With all the advanced medical technology, organ transplant still remains the only hope for some patients with organ failure. In Hong Kong, there is only a limited supply of donation of transplantable organs leaving over 2000 patients waiting desperately while fighting against death. We need to have an active support for organ donation by members of the public to shorten the waiting time and bring new life. Every day, more than 2000 patients are waiting for an organ transplant in Hong Kong. With only about 260,000 registered at the Centralized Organ Donation Register in Hong Kong. We need to raise the Public awareness of organ donation. The Life Angel UNSDG Organ Donation Appreciation Program will recognize and appreciate Organ Donation Ambassadors "Life Angels" at different levels: Corporate, Organizations, schools, and individuals.


Actions Taken

1
Kick Off Ceremony (15 June 2017) It was held on 18 June 2017. With about 100 participants joined the event. We have invited Dr. Anne Fung, Assistant Director of Department of Health to be our Guest of Honour, Ambassadors E-kids and one of the supporting organizations, Hong Kong Transplant Sport Association. There are session shared by two organ recipients, Mr. Martin Wong Yim Wah and Mr. Chan Kwok Ming Peter who have climbed up to the Mount Everest Base Camp (5,364m height) in May 2017. Outdoor Promotional Activity (8 October 2017) & Closing Ceremony (19 November 2017) Partner Organizations and corporate will be invited to join the outdoor promotion activity day to deliver our message. In the Closing Ceremony, we will recognize and appreciate the Organ Donation Ambassadors "Life Angels" at different levels: Corporate, Organizations, schools, and individuals.

Resultados

We are delighted to report more than 100 participants joined the kick off ceremony, and we will target the 200 participants for the outdoor promotional events and 500 participants for the appreciation ceremony.
With the Assistant Director of Department of Health Dr. Anne Fung to be our Guest of Honour, Ambassadors E-kids and Hong Kong Transplant Sport Association participate in the kick off ceremony. Over 20 press / media(s) reported about the kick off ceremony on the next day. The Partners and supporting organizations know JCI and JCIHK name. And let JCI brand name becomes famous, reputation created in the community. It also strengthens the bonding between the community and JCIHK, and uplifting corporate image.


Recomendaciones

There are over 500 Companies, Organisations and Schools 'Organ Donation Promotion Charter' Signatories which we can collaborate with them in conducting organ donation promotional activities and conducting public education.

Done
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