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In the national stem cell registry, only about two per cent of donors have a Chinese background

BY JOHN COLEBOURN, THE PROVINCE NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Vancouver doctor who raised stem-cell donor issue in Chinese community mourned after tragic car crash

Dr. Alphonsus Hui was killed in a car accident at the intersection at Oak and 41st. — Richmond News Photograph by: Alan Campbell

The Chinese-Canadian community in Greater Vancouver is remembering Dr. Alphonsus Hui for his tireless efforts to help those in need.

Hui, 68, was driving to his office at the Oakridge Centre on Saturday morning when he was hit and killed by a vehicle that police suspect was speeding.

 

(…)Hui, who was married and had two adult children, was the chair of the New Life Stem Cell Society and just recently gave a $10,000 cheque from the society to the SUCCESS program that aids new immigrants to Canada.

As chair of the stem cell society, Hui worked to help Chinese Canadians who face life-threatening challenges in finding a stem-cell match to battle blood cancers and other diseases.

In the national stem cell registry, only about two per cent of donors have a Chinese background. He worked to get more Chinese Canadians involved with the national registry and to change the cultural reluctance to donate stem cells.

Queenie Choo of SUCCESS said Hui was a highly respected medical practitioner and leader in the Chinese-Canadian community.

 

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jcolebourn@theprovince.com

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