Hong Kong Red Cross

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Name: Hong Kong Red Cross
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 3 reports

HK to screen blood donors to prevent Ebola

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.HONG KONG, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) announced Wednesday that it will defer blood donation by those who have lived in or visited countries with Ebola virus outbreak.With immediate ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Ebola could spread further, warn HK Red Cross volunteers

The Ebola virus, which has killed over 1,400 people across four countries in West Africa, is expected to spread farther in the coming months, according to two volunteers from the Hong Kong Red Cross who returned from a tour to the worst-hit region in ... [Published EJ Insights - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Mobile blood collection vehicle to be stationed in Tai Po (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) mobile collection vehicle will be stationed outside the Tai Po Civic Centre, On Pong Road, Tai Po (near car park entrance) from tomorrow ... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Liberia: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak: Work Report 7

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: Liberia Situation Update Two weeks after World Health Organization (WHO) announcement on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in West Africa, there are still ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 4 reports

Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

Via the South China Morning Post: Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease. Excerpt:Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered ... [Published H5N1 - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Report 4

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update At 4:30 p.m. on 3 August 2014, an earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 shook Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, affecting Ludian County, Qiaojia County, Shaoyang District ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region): Hong Kong Red Cross Launches Chinese First Aid Mobile Application

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) Hong Kong ‧16 August 2014) The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) launches the first “Chinese Traditional Character” version of the Red Cross First Aid App today (16 August) ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Blood Buddy key holder to be presented to blood donors during summer holidays (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) is rolling out a summer break blood donation promotion during the summer holidays. Anyone who donates blood from tomorrow (August 15) to ... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Report 2

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update On 3 August 2014, a strong earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 took place in Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, at a depth of 12km, and reached a magnitude of 9.0 at the ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

China: China Flood 2014: Work Report 5

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update Typhoon “Rammasun” has raged several provinces in southern China and brought extensive damage. Besides Hainan Province, Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhung Autonomous Region, the powerful ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Report 1

Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update The magnitude -6.5 earthquake struck Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture of Yunnan Province at 4:30pm, 3 August, at a depth of 12km, the neighbouring provinces including Sichuan, Guizhou and ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Funding for aid efforts swings into high gear

Leung also expressed sadness on behalf of the government and Hong Kong.He said a number of local relief organizations have made plans to apply for the disaster relief fund to carry out emergency programs in the earthquake-hit areas."The Disaster Relief ... [Published Hong Kong Standard - Aug 04 2014]

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The spokesman said, "The current donor screening policy includes enquiring about the travel history of prospective donors in the past 12 months. If a person has visited a malaria high-risk region in the past 12 months, or visited the West Nile Virus prevalent regions in North America in the past 28 days, blood donation deferral will apply." The spokesperson stressed that the objective of the deferral policy is to ensure blood safety, while blood supply would not be affected
On the day the pair left Liberia, the government announced a nighttime curfew in Monrovia. This "heightened the horror in citizen's hearts because the last time such a curfew had been imposed was during the 1999 to 2003 civil war" Cheung said
...They were allowed to leave without being quarantined.  "Eliza and I have finished our mission. Our health is good and we are in good spirits" said Yeung, a public health expert. The pair left Hong Kong for Liberia on July 22 to train and teach medical professionals and citizens...
"The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee will, upon receipt of applications, expeditiously process the proposals so as to enable the provision of early relief to the needy" Leung said

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HK to screen blood donors to prevent Ebola [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 27 2014]
HK to screen blood donors to prevent Ebola [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 27 2014]
Blood donors to be screened to prevent Ebola vi... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 27 2014]
Ebola could spread further, warn HK Red Cross v... [Published EJ Insights - Aug 27 2014]
Red Cross duo tell of uphill Ebola war [Published Hong Kong Standard - Aug 27 2014]
Mobile blood collection vehicle to be stationed... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 25 2014]
Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebol... [Published H5N1 - Aug 23 2014]
Liberia: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outb... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 22 2014]
HK volunteer doctors return from Ebola-stricken... [Published EJ Insights - Aug 22 2014]
Hong Kong volunteers return from Liberia [Published Radio TV Hong Kong - Aug 22 2014]
Volunteers arrive back from West Africa [Published Radio TV Hong Kong - Aug 22 2014]
Liberia: On the Frontlines of the Ebola Respons... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Regio... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 17 2014]
Blood Buddy key holder to be presented to blood... [Published Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Aug 14 2014]
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 12 2014]
China: China Flood 2014: Work Report 5 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 05 2014]
Tragedy brings out best [Published China Daily Asia - Aug 05 2014]
Funding for aid efforts swings into high gear [Published Hong Kong Standard - Aug 04 2014]
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 04 2014]
How calm can counter ebola [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 03 2014]
HK on full Ebola alert [Published Hong Kong Standard - Jul 31 2014]
Haiti: Mid-term Evaluation Report of the Disast... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 29 2014]
occupied Palestinian territory: Israel & Oc... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 28 2014]
China: China Flood 2014: Work Report 4 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 25 2014]
Liberia: Hong Kong Red Cross second round deleg... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]
Liberia: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outb... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 22 2014]
China: China Flood 2014: Work Report 3 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 18 2014]
Iraq: Iraq Population Movement: Information Bul... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 24 2014]
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Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebol... [Published H5N1 - Aug 23 2014]
Via the South China Morning Post: Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease. Excerpt:Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered ...
Liberia: West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outb... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 22 2014]
Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: Liberia Situation Update Two weeks after World Health Organization (WHO) announcement on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in West Africa, there are still ...
Liberia: On the Frontlines of the Ebola Respons... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Source: US Agency for International DevelopmentCountry: Liberia In Liberia, a country gripped by Ebola, the outbreak has not only taken its toll on health care workers but also on the professionals who comfort the grieving. “The outbreak of Ebola was ...
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update At 4:30 p.m. on 3 August 2014, an earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 shook Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, affecting Ludian County, Qiaojia County, Shaoyang District ...
China: Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Re... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 18 2014]
Source: Hong Kong Red CrossCountry: China Situation Update At 4:30 p.m. on 3 August 2014, an earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 shook Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It reached an intensity level of 9.0 at the epicentre, which ...
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