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Blood Matters Program

The Blood Matters Program is a Victorian state government program for improving the quality and safety of hospital transfusion care to patients.

2014: Clinical audit of elective red blood cell use in medical, surgical and obstetric adult patients

Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory health services can submit data until 30 April 2014 via bloodmatters@redcrossblood.org.au.

Audit of acute transfusion reaction (ATR) management 2013

Data Collection for this audit has closed. Draft Individual reports will be sent to participating hospitals mid February 2014.

Post Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice 2014

The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice is a part-time, four subject online program of one year duration, administered by The University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences, and coordinated by UoM Commercial Ltd

For further information please refer to Post Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice webpage

Transfusion data collection tool

Blood Matters has collected resources from Victorian Transfusion Nurses and Trainers and developed a data collection template. This template is a resource tool and may assist you to collect transfusion data and graphically present the results for your hospital. We have recently updated these templates to reflect feedback from users. Information regarding the impact of these changes to the templates is on the Transfusion data collection tool page.

Blood Matters workshops

Blood Matters has teamed with various health facilities to present a  workshop that follows the blood journey from vein to vein to staff who transfuse. It begins with blood donation, processing through to safe transfusion practice and education resources. If you are interested in holding a workshop at your facility please contact us.