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(added on 2012/06/11)

Heroes in the neighbourhood 鄰居的英雄

Data source: Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Heroes save lives. Voluntary unpaid blood donors are unsung heroes whose gifts of blood save lives every day. Recognizing the contribution of our heroes is the theme of World Blood Donor Day 2012, observed on 14th of June. This map shows the distribution of Hong Kong‘s heroes in our neighbourhood.

As indicated by blood symbols, there are eight donor centres providing blood donation services in different parts of Hong Kong. The pie charts show that donors tend to donate blood in centres located within their region of residence. For example, over three quarters of blood donors living on Hong Kong Island chose to donate blood in Causeway Bay Donor Centre or Central District Donor Centre. As depicted by graduated colours, Shatin District has the largest pool of blood donors in Hong Kong.

Data for the map were obtained from a survey conducted in 2012 by Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service.

為感謝自願無償捐血者的無私奉獻,6月14日已被定為世界捐血者日。捐血救人是英雄行為,而今年(2012) 的世界捐血者日重點向我們鄰居的英雄致意。地圖顯示曾於捐血站捐血的香港居民的分佈。