Victoria's Blood Matters Program has developed consumer information resources with input from consumers/patients, in addition to listing other useful resources.
This includes resources covering:
- Patient blood management.
- Blood transfusion.
- Immunoglobulin therapy.
- Consumer Medicine Information leaflets.
- Immunodeficiencies website information.
Some of this information is available in languages other than English.
Patient blood management
What you need to know about patient blood management – visual: simple information for consumers about patient blood management with visual aids. Developed with consultation from consumers:
What you need to know about patient blood management: information for consumers about patient blood management. Developed with consultation from consumer:
Bendigo Health visual transfusion pathway:
Blood Matters patient information and visual pathways:
Updates on treatment
Blood Matters changes to immunoglobulin products - patient information (April 2023).
Guides to help you talk with your health professional
Immunoglobulin replacement therapy
National Blood Authority resources
Medicine information -Therapeutic Goods Administration
- Australian Society of Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) -
- Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia (IDFA) -
A caveat on information supplied
All information and policies that are included as examples are only current at the time the document/s were made available to Blood Matters. Individual health services should be contacted to check the currency of the policies and practices.
The tools are not endorsed by Blood Matters unless stated otherwise.
Information sharing occurs on the understanding that due acknowledgement will be given to the original source. Seek permission from the original source before using or applying any policy, protocol or guidelines.
Reviewed 21 November 2023