The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology organizes activities regularly for the promotion of health in dialysis and transplant patients.
Renal Patients Sports Day
The Hong Kong Renal Patients Sports Day was first organized in 1993. It was then organized yearly up to 1996. Thereafter, it became a biennial event. Track and Field events were held during the Sports Days. In 1994, the Sports day was incorporated into the Asian Renal Transplant Patients Sports Day in which six other Asian countries participated. The last Sports Day was held in 3rd December 2000. The next Renal Patients Sports Day will be held in the year 2003.
Table Tennis Competition
The first Table Tennis Competition was held in 1996 with more than 200 participants. The fifth competition was held on 10 March, 2002.
Gate Ball Competition
The Gate Ball events were introduced in 1998 and the first Gate Ball competition was held in July that year. The competition was also incorporated into the 5th Renal Patients Sports Day in December 1998. The practice of Gate Ball will promote communication and co-operation among renal patients. Moreover, this is a game for all ages. The next Gate Ball competition will be held on the 7th of July, 2002.
World Transplant Game
Transplant patients are sponsored by the Society to attend the International World Transplant Games held once every 2 years so that patients from Hong Kong may compete and share experience with transplant patients from other parts of the world.
A Karaoke Competition was held for renal patients in Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1994. 2000 attendants from 12 renal dialysis centres participated the event.
The Renal Patients Cooking Competition was held in July 1997 to improve the understanding of the importance of renal diets and to promote the various attractive cuisine in renal diet.