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Transfusion Interest Group (TIG) Forum

This Discussion Forum aims to provide an avenue for Transfusion practitioners from Victoria and Tasmania to privately discuss current issues and clinical views in transfusion to inform and support transfusion practice improvements.

If you would like to become a member of this forum please contact

Current members can access the forum through the Transfusion Interest Group.


These links go to relevant sites outside the Victorian Government Health Information domain, and will open in a new window.

American Association of Blood Banks - Professional Association

Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care

Australian New Zealand Association of Blood Transfusion - Professional Association

Australian Red Cross Blood Service - home

Australian Red Cross Blood Service - clinical

Better Blood Transfusion Programme - iInitiative set up by the National Health Service of Scotland

Better Safer Transfusion Practice - University of Melbourne online course website

BloodSafe e-learning

British Blood Transfusion Society

British Society for Haematology

California Blood Bank Association

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Practice guidelines- NHMRC - online NHMRC guidelines

Clinical Risk Management - clinical risk management within the Victorian Department of Health.

Clinical risk management - website for patient safety in Australia and Clinical Risk Management worldwide. This site has been established to assist health care professionals to network clinical risks and patient safety solutions.

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) - the CSL group of companies develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products of biological origin

UK Department of Health - publications bibliography

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- an area of addresses that addresses patient safety. It features a variety of change concepts, measures, resources, improvement stories, and downloadable tools to to help improve care.

Institute of Biomedical Science

International Society for Blood Transfusion

National Blood Authority Australia

National Blood Service (UK)

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 'Blood Transfusion' page

On the State of Public Health 2003 - annual report of the UK Chief Medical Officer. Includes section relating to blood transfusion.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)-Transfusion Transmitted Injuries (TTI) Section
Reporting of errors and adverse events relating to transfusion in Canada, including education tools.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion - UK site reporting of errors and adverse events relating to transfusion.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Specialist Practitioners of Transfusion - professional Association for transfusion nurses. Includes the Hospital Transfusion Nurse Forum.

The British Committee for Standards in Haematology Guidelines - provides access to BCSH guidelines and information on work in progress

UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Guidelines - presents the guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Service in the United Kingdom

Victorian Quality Council

World Health Organisation - Blood Transfusion Safety

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