In response to media enquiries concerning the condition of the Customs Officer, Mr Yuen Wai-cheung, who suffered serious liver injuries in a recent raiding operation, a spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) gives the following reply:
"Up till now, more than 50 persons (including Customs Officers), have indicated willingness to make liver donation and they are being tested for their suitability. However, suitable donors have not yet been identified for Mr Yuen Wai-cheung.
As Mr Yuen is still in critical condition, the Customs also wishes to appeal to members of the public to help by donating liver so that the liver transplant operation can be conducted as soon as possible.
The suitable donor should be aged between 18 and 60, O+ blood type, healthy, and with no chronical medication of any kind. Those who wish to make liver donation should also obtain written consent of their family before undergoing the liver transplant.
Suitable donors are advised to call Hong Kong Customs at 2815 2426 or call the Queen Mary Hospital direct at 2255 3838.
Ends/Wednesday, November 3, 2010