Gold Line Group Chairman Lee Hong-ki delivered 100 million won of the hospital development fund to Hanyang University Hospital, and a delivery ceremony was held on the 15th. Chairman Lee, Ho-Ju Yun, President of Hanyang University Hospital, and Ho-Soon Choi, Vice-Chancellor and Medical Director, Medical Center, attended the delivery ceremony. Provided by Hanyang University Hospital ■ Hanyang University Hospital announced on the 16th that it received a donation of 100 million won from Gold Line Group Chairman Lee Hong-ki. Chairman Lee announced that he had donated a development fund to congratulate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Hanyang University Hospital, an alma mater hospital, and to contribute to sustainable development. At the delivery ceremony held on the 15th, Chairman Lee said, “I often heard that Hanyang University Hospital, my alma mater, is putting love into practice for patients.” He said, “I donated to the hospital development fund in the hope that it will become a hospital that can heal.”
■ The Korea Organ Donation Service announced that two people, including Ji Tae-sun and Hwang Jae-seong, gave new life to nine people through brain-dead organ donations according to the wishes of the deceased and their families. Ji was transported to the hospital in an accident where he fell and hit his head on the 5th, and was judged to be brain-dead. On the 8th, Ji donated hearts, lungs, liver, weak kidneys and pancreas to save six people. Hwang suffered a cerebral infarction last January and his condition worsened while being hospitalized. On the 10th of this month, the liver and bilateral kidneys were donated to three people.
■ At Kyunghee Medical Center, Professor Deok-Hwan Jeong of Orthopedic Surgery was awarded the ‘ Pioneer Award for Hand Surgery’ It was announced on the 16th that the winners were selected. The award ceremony will be held at the 15th World Society of Hand Surgery in London on June 6th. The World Congress of Hand Surgery is also called the Olympic Games in the field of hand surgery and is held every three years. Doctors who are internationally recognized for their contribution to the development of hand surgery are selected and awarded the Hand Surgery Pioneer Award.