“LIFE ANGEL” UNSDG Organ Donation Appreciation Program
From June 15 to November 19, 2017
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.
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Good Health and Well-Being
Health and Wellness
The Program is to heighten public awareness of organ donation.
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.
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.
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.