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CS promotes support for DC election

With only 11 days left before the District Council (DC) election, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung today visited the Queensway Government Offices to promote the election to colleagues and urge them to vote with family and friends on December 10.   Also joining the visit were representatives from the four civil service central consultative councils and the four major service-wide staff unions.   Mr Chan said civil servants are determined to organise a decent DC election and have encouraged colleagues to vote together with friends and relatives, so as to discharge their civic responsibility as well as support and accomodate the Government's governance.   “I have visited and talked to colleagues from various government departments in the hope of continuing to widely disseminate the important message of supporting the DC election and voting together among civil servants,” he added.   The DC geographical constituencies, inform

Govt promotes organ donation

Acting Secretary for Health Dr Libby Lee today appealed to citizens to support organ donations by enrolling in the centralised register for donations.


Dr Lee made the appeal on Organ Donation Day, which since 2016 has been observed on the second Saturday of every November, and the anniversary of the launch of the Centralised Organ Donation Register (CODR).


Organ Donation Day serves to encourage organ donations and promote a positive culture of support for them in Hong Kong.


Addressing an event to mark the occasion, Dr Lee said that currently more than 2,000 patients are awaiting organ transplants in the city.


“To shorten patients’ waiting times for organ transplants and to bring new life to them, active support for organ donations by members of the public is critically important,” she said.


She also noted that over 363,000 registrations have been recorded in the CODR and encouraged more members of the public to turn their thoughts into action by joining the register.


Past surveys have revealed that among those not willing to donate their organs after death, the majority said this was because they wanted to keep their bodies intact.


Regarding this traditional belief, representatives from six religious groups unanimously stated today that organ donation does not violate their religious doctrines and called on believers to actively support donations.

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