organ donation

Organ promotion

Kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for end-stage kidney disease,  returning the patient to normal health and full rehabilitation.

The organ donation rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing over the past few years,  from around 30-40 donors per year, dropping to a record low of 25 donors for 2019, resulting in only 42 patients received kidney transplant from decreased donor in 2019.

Kidney Transplantation 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
From deceased donor 84 70 63 66 60 61 60 42
From live donor 15 12 16 15 18 17 16 15

As at 31 December 2019, 2268 patients are waiting for kidney transplant. On average, most patients had to wait for 5-6 years before the transplant, some patients have been waiting for 10 years.

Over the years, HKKF actively promotes organ donation in Hong Kong.

  •  Key organizer of Hong Kong Organ Donation Action group.
  •  Organise organ donation promotion events.
  •  Set up the “Endless Love” memorial plaque garden to honor organ donors.

HKKF committed to the Organ Donation Promotion Charter promulgated by Department of Health and  supports the promotion of the Centralised Organ Donation Register (CODR) for voluntary registration of the wish to donate organs after death.

organ donation promotion

Endless Love – Healing Act

愛的精神、永恆的奉獻、 末期器官衰竭病人的恩人

Effective from 1 July 2017, The Board of The Management of The Chinese Permanent Cemeteries
in conjunction with Hong Kong Kidney Foundation to honour deceased organ donors
with a memorial plaque at Memorial Garden at Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery.


Kidney Transplantation – 50 years

Past, Present and Future


Message from donor family and recipients