Each day in Hong Kong, some 2,000 people hoping to regain a normal and healthy life wonder if they will receive an organ transplant today. Some may be waiting for a cornea so that they may see again, or for vital organs, such as kidney, liver or even a heart in order to live. Support for organ donation is necessary to make avail hope to these patients and their family members.
We gladly saw a boom in Members of the Profession directly participating in volunteer services in the past 2 years. Not only Doctors, but together with their families and joined by Medical Students, we walked into the Community to promote health, cared for the elderly and mentally handicapped, and mentored secondary school students from underprivileged communities.
All these are worthy of encouragement, and positively contributed to a more equal Society. It is my vision that one day soon, the Hong Kong Medical Association Charitable Foundation will be contributing towards such worthy commitment of our peers, through due process of fund allocation. In parallel, we shall of course continue our support of selected non-profit organizations.
I sincerely hope that my Executive Council and Society at large will lend me their support in this worthy cause.