Data Collection for this audit has closed. Draft Individual reports will be sent to participating hospitals mid December 2013.
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.
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
To further the Government’s commitment to supporting the training of transfusion nurses/transfusion safety officers, Blood Matters is offering scholarships for those individuals currently working in the Victorian health sector, commencing semester 1, 2014.
For further information please refer to Post Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice webpage
The Blood Matters team has relocated to The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Melbourne Processing Centre in West Melbourne. There are no changes to the direction or service of the program, only the address.
Please refer to our contacts page for our new address and phone numbers. There will be a transition period where telephone calls and emails will be forwarded.
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.